Makiji Pouring Vessel

by Yusuke Tazawa

£170

A handcrafted pouring vessel by Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa. This lacquered vessel is quite something, with the surface treatment being made using the Makiji method which has a slight brown tone. The outside layer is covered with crude "urushi" lacquer and the powder of a sharpening stone, which leads to this rough surface texture.

The pouring vessel is the perfect accompaniment to the sake cups that we also stock from Yusuke Tazawa. This vessel is a real work of art.

Approx Dimensions: 10.5cm Length x 8cm Width x 9cm Height
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Japanese craftsman Yusuke Tazawa's philosophy is "simple design, quiet form". He hopes to make wooden tableware that blend in with daily life, objects that are forgotten once used but are fully functional when necessary. With a background in furniture making Yusuke's inspiration is nature itself, using the textures and tones found in the forest as a key element in to his work.

As a child Yusuke always took a strong interest in handicrafts, so as a student he specialised in Forest Science and Engineering. After working in conservation he took the plunge to convey the importance of the woodland and nature through his woodworking skills. He now works out of his studio named Think! Forest in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture and is well-known for producing special objects for the tea ceremony.

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