Natsume Tea Container with Chickweed 中棗はこべ (Hashizume Reiko)

$650.00

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Natsume tea container, Rikyu-gata Chu-Natsume
Solid Japanese Keyaki (Zelkova) wood base with urushi maki-e in gold, tinted urushi
Parts of the wood-grain are left visible
Includes a signed wooden box. The chickweed (hakobe) is one of the seven herbs of spring.
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.

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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.