The Nodate One resembles a bowl with its slightly wide rim. Echoing the shape of a tea bowl, it was conceptualized as an ideal tea bowl for making tea outdoors, but it is also perfect for soup, cereal, or as a serving dish. Made in the tradition of “fuki urushi” wherein Japanese lacquer is repeatedly painted and wiped off to highlight the grain, the Nodate is a fine example of lacquer wear from Aizu, Japan. Feel the texture of the wood, as well as the warmth emanating from this refined piece. Because the strap is made from water-resistant elk leather, it can also be washed as it is. In addition, wooden lacquer ware is light and antibacterial; and using the leather strap, the mug is sturdy enough to hang outside a backpack. Tote it along as your sidekick to a picnic, or on a thrilling outdoor adventure.
Lacquer ware has long been viewed as luxury items, but we invite you to rethink this perception by enjoying Nodate products in a casual setting outdoors. Employing the techniques of the traditional art of Aizu lacquer ware, each Nodate piece is meticulously handmade by skilled lacquer artisans and woodturners, utilizing carefully chosen, natural, solid blocks of wood. Delight in these handcrafts that embody the best of Aizu lacquering, a traditional art that began in the latter half of the 16th century in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture.
Japanese horse chestnut, Elk leather strap
2.8" H x 4.5" Ø
Not dishwasher or microwave safe.