- φ148 × d62mm
- Japanese zelkova, Glass
- Sweep Second / With stand
Wajima-nuri is traditional lacquerware produced in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Jinoko diatomaceous earth from Wajima is mixed with lacquer and rice glue and then applied to the wooden base made of zelkova, cypress known as Ate or Noto-hiba, or other trees. This technique is called Honkataji. The strength and beauty of Wajima lacquerware are created by repeatedly applying lacquer while polishing it from the base coat to the top coat in order to produce a smooth and solid finish.
Born in Tokyo, 1977. In 1999, he graduated from the Construction Department Architecture Course at Yokohama National University. Moved to Italy in 2000. Began designing following a period working at a glass studio and an architect’s office in Venice. In 2006, graduated from Venezia Construction University. During a trip to Noto, Japan, he was so impressed with the richness of the nature and lifestyle, he decided to return to Japan and moved to Notojima. In 2007, he established the Noto design office. Studying local materials and learning local techniques and applying them to his work, he attempts to design products that enrich everyday life. Alongside his design activities, he also grows rice in a rented untilled paddy field.