Nodate Lacquerware has long been viewed as a luxury item, but we invite you to challenge this perception by enjoying Nodate products in a casual, outdoor setting. Employing the techniques of Aizu lacquerware, a traditional art that began in the latter half of the 16th century in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, each Nodate piece is meticulously handmade by skilled lacquer artisans and woodturners utilizing meticulously chosen, solid blocks of natural wood.