Wakasa Nuri - Lacquer Ware Made in the Wakasa Region

Wakasa Nuri - Lacquer Ware Made in the Wakasa Region

Chopsticks are indispensable to the Japanese dining table. Wakasa-Nuri adds color to the Japanese dining styles.


Wakasa-Nuri is a lacquer ware made in the Wakasa region of Obama City, Fukui Prefecture.

The Wakasa region is rich in nature. The region faces the Sea of Japan, and seasonal seafood is caught. The origin of Wakasa Nuri is that in the early Edo era, the lacquer craftsmen of the Obama domain designed the sea floor pattern of Wakasa Bay using Chinese lacquer ware making techniques as clues. Wakasa-Nuri has been made for over 400 years until the present day.


Wakasa-Nuri uses solid wood such as zelkova, cherry, and horse chestnut. It takes half a year to a year to complete a piece of work. Wakasa-Nuri, which took time and effort, has a unique style and profound feeling among lacquer ware, and there is value in artworks. In addition, natural materials are used for the Wakasa Nuri pattern: egg shells, seashells, pine needles. Wakasa-Nuri is characterized by a unique pattern drawn by craftsmen.


Wakasa-Nuri chopsticks are especially famous among Wakasa-Nuri, and account for 80 percent of the domestic production. Wakasa-Nuri chopsticks are suitable for daily use because they are resistant to water and heat. In recent years, Wakasa-Nuri chopsticks have been produced in modern designs in addition to traditional patterns, harmonizing with a variety of dining styles.


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