Butter Knife

Artist: Yoshiaki Tadaki
1,500 yen ($13.56 USD)

Wood Artist Yoshiaki Tadaki crafts wooden cutlery, bowls and utensils at his workshop in Saitama Prefecture. Tadaki's delicately hand carved pieces often finished with Urushi (Japanese lacquer) have a simple, rustic quality.

Tadaki's butter knife is finished using the technique of fuki-urushi which involves repeatedly applying and wiping off the lacquer allowing the woods natural grain to show through. The lacquer coat not only adds a beautiful lustre to the wood but also serves to make each piece more durable.


  • Dimensions: L 17cm x W 2cm
  • Weight: 5g
  • Material: Kaede(Maple) / Japanese lacquer
  • Care: Handwash and dry thoroughly
  • Product No.: W-115-8-3
  • Made in Japan