Fuki Urushi Coffee Scoop

Artist: Tadami Iwamoto
4,800 yen ($45.47 USD)

Urushi craftsman Tadami Iwamoto carves each of his vessels and utensils without the use of a lathe, using only small tools to hollow out and shape each piece. The process is time consuming and limits the quantity of his output but results in forms that are organic and textured.

Iwamoto-san finished these coffee scoops with a fuki-urushi lacquer coat. The process involves repeatedly applying and wiping off urushi (Japanese lacquer) to allow the natural pattens of the wood to show through. In addition to its beauty urushi also serves to protect and add durability to the wood.


  • Dimensions: L 13cm x W 5.5cm
  • Weight: 11g
  • Material: Chestnut / Urushi (Japanese Lacquer)
  • Product No: TI-49-4
  • Made in Japan