Japanese ceramics and artisan made housewares

Husband and wife team, Kenichi and Minako Fujii, work together at their studio in Hyogo Ken to produce Urushi (Japanese Lacquer) tableware. Having trained at the same school and garnered experience working at the same wood workshop in Takayama, the duo have developed a special collaboration - ideal for Urushi - requiring the skills of more than one artisan to complete each piece. Kenichi's specialty is shaping the wood base in preparation for Minako, whose expertise lies in the application of the lacquer.