Octagonal chopsticks are auspicious.
A well-familiar octagon.
The chic lacquer color blends in with any space. The chopsticks change color and luster as you use them, making everyday use fun.
It is also recommended as a gift.
Octagonal chopsticks that are easy to hold.
Octagonal shape that feels good in the hand and does not roll easily even when placed on a table.
The more you use it, the more you will see changes on the surface, making it fun to use every day.
The widening "eight" is auspicious, and is recommended for special occasions and special occasions.
Hand-painted and wiped lacquer, two colors.
The handle is lacquered by hand, and the lacquer from the half to the tip is repeatedly applied and wiped off using the technique of wiping lacquer. Wiping lacquer makes the wood grain beautiful and also acts as a coating to prevent stains and scratches.
The texture of the wood is left intact, making it easy to pick food, and you can use it as usual.
A timeless lacquer coating that changes in luster and color as it is used.
Two different colors of lacquer are used for the middle coat and the top coat, and the more you use it, the more the color of the middle coat will appear.
The vermillion color in particular has the characteristic of gradually becoming brighter and more lustrous depending on the air, so you can enjoy how it changes with daily use.
Akebono lacquer is a technique that has been handed down since ancient times.
The more you use it, the more the black lacquer wears off and the vermillion lacquer of the intermediate coating becomes visible here and there.
Negoro lacquer is a traditional technique that uses black lacquer for the middle coat and vermillion lacquer for the top coat.
The more you use it, the more the vermilion lacquer is polished away, and the black lacquer of the intermediate coating becomes visible here and there. It is said to have originated from Buddhist altar fittings and tableware made by the monks of Negoro-ji Temple.
Sturdy brush coating led by trial and error and conviction.
Lacquerware continued with the awareness that it is "something that is easy to use everyday" rather than a work of art. It is a durable container born after repeated trial and error.
It used to be considered a poor job to leave marks left when applying lacquer with a brush.
Mr. Yamagishi, who has repeatedly tried and errored to create something that is more practical than a work of art, is a specialty of Mr. Yamagishi.
Why Lacquer is Valuable
About 10 years have passed since the lacquer trees were planted.
The season is from mid-June to late October. Beginning around 4:00 in the morning, the lacquer is scratched every five days, and a drop of lacquer is collected from each scratch and collected from dozens or even hundreds of lacquer trees.
Lacquer trees that have grown for 10 years are harvested in just one year, and after they have finished their role, they are all cut down, so it is very important.
Lacquer colors and changes
Lacquer is translucent in amber color. Black lacquer is made by mixing iron and red lacquer is made by mixing pigments. Lacquer dries and hardens over time, and the color becomes brighter. After painting and drying, the color will be different one day, one month, and half a year later.
In the case of lacquer, it is said that it dries well in areas with high humidity, and it hardens by taking in oxygen from the air with high moisture content.
The vermillion color changes remarkably, and when it comes into contact with the finished color, air, and light, it gradually becomes brighter and harder.
*Please store in a place away from direct sunlight as UV rays may cause the lacquer to deteriorate and discolor.
Since the color of the paint that imitates lacquer does not change, the luster seen on the surface is the greatest feature unique to nature.
The more you use it, the better it tastes, so once you use it, you will become attached to it and you won't be able to let it go.
Writer Atsuo Yamagishi
[I want to make easy-to-use lacquerware]
I used to make shiny lacquerware, but I noticed that most customers were worried about how to handle it, so I wanted to make lacquerware that is easy to use.
If you are afraid of scratching the beautiful surface, we aim to create highly practical lacquerware that has the taste of washed jeans and has excellent workability and durability.
[Atsuo Yamagishi and Lacquer]
Mr. Yamagishi is a veteran who learned the family business of lacquer painting and started working at the age of 18.
I had doubts about the peeling and weakness of lacquerware, and in order to make strong lacquerware, I faced the lacquer thoroughly.
Since fresh lacquer smells so good, I started using lacquer called Sugurome, which was refined without the use of solvents or oils.
If you don't apply a thin layer of high-grade lacquer, it will shrink and dust will stand out. Therefore, various ingenuity such as applying lacquer as a base and brush marks were applied to create tall lacquerware.
About the product
- Total length: 23.5cm
- Hand-painted, natural lacquer
- Producing area
- Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
- Handling Precautions
- *Since everything is made by hand, the atmosphere of the brush marks is different one by one. Please enjoy it as individuality.
*Since natural lacquer is used, the color may vary slightly depending on the environment at the time of production.
*For care, please see "Care Instructions" below.
・Since everything is made by hand, the atmosphere of the brush marks is different one by one. Please enjoy it as the individuality of the container.
・Because natural lacquer is used, the color may vary slightly depending on the environment during production.
・For care, please see "Care Instructions" below.