Shoyu Sashi

Artist: Junko Yashiro
20,000 yen ($183.88 USD)

These small pots designed for serving soy sauce work equally well for pouring dressings or oils.

Urushi lacquerware artist Junko Yashiro produces a distinctive range of beautifully crafted functional 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 5.5cm x H 8cm
  • Weight: 43g
  • Material: Horse Chestnut / Lacquer
  • Product No: YJ-3
  • Made in Japan