Fuki-Urushi Tray

Artist: Tadami Iwamoto
54,000 yen ($507.14 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.
Traditionally producing urushi lacquerware requires the skills of two artisans, one with skill in wood carving or turning to prepare the wood base and a second craftsman skilled in applying the ursushi. Iwamoto performs both roles producing each of his pieces from start to finish.Iwamoto finished this large tray using the technique of fuki-urushi which involves repeatedly applying and wiping off the lacquer allowing the woods natural grain to show through the thin lacquer coat.


  • Dimensions: W 43cm x D 35.5cm x H 3cm
  • Weight: 858g
  • Product No: TI-17
  • Made in Japan