Asada Workshop

All the Asada family work in the family business, where they specialise in lacquering and retailing urushi or lacquerware, and soon the grandchildren will have to make the decision whether to join the family business. Their workshop is on the edge of Yamanakaonsen town nestled in the paddy fields under the hills. As lacquer specialists, they are always looking for new finishes and new ideas. For example, they have gone back to tradition to resurrect Mitsurou or beeswax lacquer, and they also had the idea of lacquering Zelkova bark so that it didn't go to waste.

Although it looks quick and easy after a lifetime of practice, taking mere seconds to apply, the skill of applying lacquer is to make sure the coats are even and not too thick or too thin. Always smiling and helpful, the Asada family are a pleasure to work with.

The Asada workshop: handmade lacquer from Japan
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Dark lacquered spoon handmade in Japan
Red Lacquered Bottle Coaster
Handmade Japanese Beeswax Lacquer Coaster - Angle
Handmade Japanese Beeswax Lacquer Bottle Coaster - Top
Dark lacquer handmade coaster - side
Red lacquer handmade coaster
Dark Lacquered Bottle Coaster
Mitsurou Curved Coaster, Large - Top
Dark Lacquered Fork
Shou Sugi Ban Coaster, Top
Kurumi Fruit Bowl, Large
Small Japanese handmade lacquer fruit bowl - side
Japanese handmade red lacquered pasta bowl - straight
Japanese handmade clear lacquered pasta bowl - straight
Japanese handmade black lacquered pasta bowl - straight