We offer Yamanaka lacquerware that can be used in everyday life. From the traditional Yamanaka process of grinding the wood to applying Japanese lacquer(Urushi), we do it in our workshop in Yamanaka.
In our shop, where you can casually enter, you will find lacquerware made of Japanese wood. Many of Japanese lacquerware items are casual in nature, while inheriting the tradition of lacquerware, in the hope that people will use them in their daily lives and enjoy the warmth of wood.
If you are ever in Yamanaka Onsen in JAPAN, please visit us. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Asada Lacquerware Craft History
Kyosaku Asada, who learned the skills of a woodworker in Ouchi Village, Yamanaka Onsen JAPAN, began as a woodworker and trained ten apprentices.
Kyosaku Asada’s eldest son, Takao Asada, the second generation, followed in his father’s footsteps, and the three brothers supported the company during its period of rapid economic growth.
Takao Asada, the eldest son of Takao Asada, who did not like the idea of being a woodworker, and who is now the president of the company, trained as a wholesaler in order to become a merchant, then became independent and established Asada craft of japan were, inc.
In 1998, Takashi Asada took the opportunity of building a new workshop to start a store “Urushi no Utsuwa Asada” on the first floor, and also started retailing.
Later, through a connection with the Asada family, he married in Sugaya-cho and spread the wood carver technique to his ten apprentices.
It was also certified as a premium Ishikawa brand.
Asada Lacquer Ware produces and sells domestic lacquer ware that can be used in everyday life.
The wood base is made using advanced techniques of the Yamanaka potter’s wheel.
In order to make the best use of the wood, we offer a variety of lacquerware such as “Fuki-Urushi”（wiped raw lacquer）, “Mehajiki lacquerware”, and “Murakumo lacquerware” which utilizes the precious hand-painting technique.
The view of the countryside from our shop is spectacular and very popular among customers.