Suzusai Chahai

Artist: Junko Yashiro
9,000 yen ($82.74 USD)

Delicately carved cups finished with ursushi. The small cups can be used for serving fine Japanese tea, sake or chinese tea.

Urushi lacquerware artist Junko Yashiro creates a distinctive range of beautifully crafted vessels, creating subtle textures on the wood base before finishing with an urushi coat. The production of Japanese lacquerware is traditionally done by two artisans, one skilled in woodworking and the other a specialist in the application of the lacquer. Junko however, completes each of her pieces from start to finish, designing and shaping each vessel by hand, before employing a variety of techniques and urushi finishes to enhance subtle patterns in the wood. The urushi coat also act to protect the wood and increase the durability of the vessel.


  • Dimensions: Dia 7cm x H 5.5cm
  • Weight: 32g
  • Material: Zelkova
  • Product No: YJ-1
  • Made in Japan