Designed and made in Japan.
A set of soup bowls that you can find literally nowhere else: the artisan behind them took care of each stage of the manufacturing process, from carving to painting and lacquering, making them different from any other set that will ever be made.
This set features stripes in black and orange gold which, when looked at from the top, will result in concentric circles. Since the bowls are all hand-painted, the varying sizes of the stripes give each piece different looks.
This set includes 5 fully handmade bowls with lids.
Instructions for use
This type of bowls is designed for lighter soups, mostly suimono and ozōni soups. Although they may also be used for miso soup, their outstanding looks cause this type of bowls to be preferred for special occasions, such as on New Year and when especially important guests are visiting.
These bowls are not meant to be used for white rice.
Read our article on Japanese tableware to understand more.
is a shop located in central Kyoto, specializing in shikki ware
. They have a story that spans over more than a century.
Sorry, no customization available for this product.
FAQ for the Set of 5 Striped Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids
A: Are the stripes just a "target" design?
Q: No. All the stripes are in different sizes, avoiding the "target looks" you are probably referring to. The different-sized concentric circles seem to represent the several stages a person's heart must go through before finding their own balance and peace of mind, sometimes called "a center" in Buddhist philosophies. This effect is further highlighted by the central red circle. Note: Due to technical problems, we have lost the images we had taken from the top, which clearly showed the effect. If you are interested in this item, please contact us and we will provide you a new image.
A: Can I buy only one?
Q: As per traditions, this kind of item may only be sold as a set of 5 pieces. However, if you are interested in only one piece, please contact us and we will discuss your request with the supplier.
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