Wood turning is one of the traditional craft techniques of Yamanaka Shikki lacquerware in the Kanazawa Prefecture, using solid pieces of wood to form shapes.
'Soji' means 'the plain wood' before lacquer applied and this series features the beautiful character of the natural wood. 'hako' stands for 'the box' and it can be used as a tableware for everyday use, or can be a multiple container that is perfect for storage of small objects like sewing set or accessories.
Each piece is unique, with the wood characteristics becoming an integral part of the container itself. It stacks perfectly and looks very smart when it is on the self.
Hata Shikki TenHata Shikki Ten was established by Hata Unomatsu, who was himself a craftsman of Yamanaka Shikki lacquerwar). Commitment to quality, selection of materials without compromise and masterful techniques have all been passed on until today. From daily use to special occasions, the products feature sturdy yet practical construction as well as simple yet modern design. Each one is hand made by a skilled craftsman and the company has earned them a strong reputation.