Blue Lacquer Tumbler

by Yusuke Tazawa

A beautiful cherry wood tumbler handcrafted by Japanese maker Yusuke Tazawa. The technique used to lacquer this cup is called 'fuki-urushi', Yusuke coats the piece with pigmented urushi and then wipes away in certain areas to create a faded effect. The final outcome is this cup with a blue/grey outer and light brown inner.

This combination is really quite beautiful, as the light hits you see all the subtle markings. It's almost unbelievable that this small tumbler is made of wood.

Dimensions: 5.3cm Diameter x 8cm Height