Natsume Tea Container with Aster 中棗紫苑 (Hashizume Reiko)

$500.00

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Natsume tea container, Rikyu-gata Chu-Natsume
Solid Japanese Zelkova wood base with urushi maki-e in gold, tinted urushi
The wood-grains are left visible
Tome urushi roiro
Includes a signed wooden box.
Made using high-quality urushi from China for the base coats, followed by Japanese urushi for top layers.
Made in Japan by Hashizume Reiko

Entoten will donate a part of the proceed from the sale of this item to Urushinext to plant an urushi tree in Japan.

1 in stock

SKU: W-HR-001-1 Categories: , ,

Urushi artist Hashizume Reiko in Kuroe, Wakayama has been making urushi tea utensils and jewelries for over 20 years. After studying at Tsukuba University of Art and Design, she worked as a designer for several years in Tokyo before returning to Kuroe. While many traditional urushi artisans stick to the conventional motifs and flowers like cherries and chrysanthemums for tea containers, Reiko creates clean and simple contemporary designs and also spotlights humble motifs.