Ohnishi Lacquerware has been operating since 1789, the year of the French Revolution. Noriko Ohnishi is the ninth generation owner of this historic store, which has produced and sold lacquerware, sometimes supplying its merchandise to the Japanese Imperial family. She knows everything about the tradition of urushi (lacquer) in and out.
Golden Lacquer Bowl
This stunning wooden bowl is coated with one layer of red lacquer and another one of pure gold on top. It is enjoyed either as an artwork on display or for everyday use.
If you use it, the gold comes off gradually over several years, which resonates with the Japanese aesthetics of transient nature of the world.