Have you ever seen someone Swirling a glass of wine or whiskey in a familiar way?Swirling whiskey or wine is something many of us do when we taste.
A new cup with a cute and elegant design has been created using the turner’s wheel technique of Yamanaka lacquer ware.
We hollowed out a thick piece of zelkova wood to create a structure that rises up with the weight of the wood, and the bottom is rounded to create a design that sways for a while.
From 19:30 on January 28th (Friday), Murakumo Nuri will be introduced on the NHK BS Premium program Ippin. In addition, it will be sold over the counter for a limited time at several Takashimaya stores. It would be great if you could see the different expressions of Japanese candle soot when you see them at the store.
The black pattern on the side is a rare technique called “Murakumo-nuri” (Murakumo lacquerware), which uses soot from Japanese candles.
Soot from a Japanese candle is added before Japanese lacquer(Urushi) hardens to create a pattern reminiscent of black clouds and flickering flames.
Currently, there is only one lacquerer in Yamanaka who is doing Murakumo lacquerware.
In order to improve this situation, we have started a human resource development project to train young learners to become lacquerer.