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.
Bowls and lids are painted in a rich red and feature four kanji characters that may translate to "A long, happy and honorable life", conveying good wishes. Because of this meaning, this kind of objects are often thought of as presents.
This set includes 5 fully hand-made 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 the Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids (5 pieces set).
FAQ for this Set of 5 Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids.
A: Aren't they expensive?
Q: They are, indeed. But there are a few reasons for that. 1) They are fully hand made and hand painted 2) All materials used (wood, sap, paint) are of top quality and ensure a long product life (please check this page to know more about this kind of products) 3) They are the only existing pieces for sale 4) The artisan who made them has passed away, and 5) They are of high artistic AND cultural value.
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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