The “Utsuroi Cup” that we manufacture is a product that makes use of Yamanaka’s potter’s wheel technology and coating technology.
With the motif of the colors of the four seasons of Ishikawa Prefecture, the outer color is treated with metallic paint, and it is a cup with a thinly ground finish unique to Yamanaka’s technique.
It is produced by combining the traditional technique of Yamanaka, the potter’s wheel, the wiping lacquer that emphasizes the grain of wood, and the modern metallic painting technique.
We named it “Utsuroi” with the desire to express the changes of the four seasons and the shape of a new tradition.
Asada Lacquerware Craft Japan produces Yamanaka lacquerware for everyday use.
The entire process, from the traditional Yamanaka woodworking to the application of lacquer, is carried out in Yamanaka (Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture).
Yamanaka lacquerware is made using advanced techniques to create the wood base, which is then repeatedly coated with lacquer and wiped to bring out the best of the wood.
Yamanaka Lacquerware is made with the hope that people will experience the warmth of wood when they use it in their daily lives, The "UTSUROI CUP" is a casual piece of lacquerware that is made in the tradition of lacquerware.