Wan (Bowl)

Artist: Tadami Iwamoto
13,500 yen ($123.06 USD)

Urushi (Japanese Lacquer) 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 more 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 urushi. Iwamoto performs both roles, producing each of his pieces from start to finish.


  • Dimensions: Dia 11.5cm x H 6.5cm
  • Weight: 68g
  • Material: Hinoki
  • Product No: TI-50-0
  • Made in Japan