ABOUT ISUKE - Expert in Lacquer and Lacquerware

ABOUT ISUKE - Expert in Lacquer and Lacquerware

about isuke

ISUKE SHOTEN Co., Ltd. was founded in Kyoto about 190 years ago during the Bunsei Era (1868-1912) as a lacquer merchant dealing in lacquer itself.

Since then, the company has been dealing in paints and other products other than lacquer, as well as planning and selling lacquerware, becoming an "expert in lacquer and lacquerware".

Since 2006, we have been actively participating in overseas exhibitions (New York, Paris, Shanghai, etc.) and selling lacquerware on our website.

In 2014, in collaboration with overseas and Japanese advisors and designers, he launched a new lacquerware brand "isuke".

The peace of mind of a lacquer and lacquerware specialty store that has been in business for 180 years.
They are also appreciated as gifts for your loved ones.

Our store was originally founded 180 years ago in Kyoto as a lacquer merchant, and we are experts in the field of lacquer and lacquerware.

We produce lacquerware based on the deep trust we have cultivated with our craftsmen, so you can be assured that even our reasonably priced items will be a gift of solid quality.

We have a lot of experience in the production of lacquerware, which has been used as tableware in famous restaurants in Kyoto and as novelty items for major companies. We are sure that you will be able to select the perfect lacquerware for your gift from our extensive lineup.


Collecting lacquer sap from a lacquer tree


Isuke's Urushi, which has been sold since the company's establishment.

isuke urushi

Wheel-thrown wood


URUSHI lacquering



Participated in overseas exhibitions. Collaborated with overseas designers.

With the desire to convey the excellence of lacquerware called "japan" to people around the world, we collaborate with overseas advisors and designers to develop lacquerware with designs that can actually be used overseas, and actively participate in overseas sales meetings and exhibitions.

Our lacquerware has been sold to famous overseas brand stores, retailers, and museums, and has also been used as gifts from Japan to overseas by famous Japanese companies, earning us high praise.

IMPRESSION" designed by Wolf Udo Wagner (Germany)


Urushi LAMP" designed by Laurent CORIO (France)

urushi lamp

"ISUKE" Items list click here please.

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