Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids (5 pieces, Set) - Stripes. Exclusively on KiGinKin - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Kawakami Shippōdō
Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids (5 pieces, Set) - Stripes. Exclusively on KiGinKin - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Kawakami Shippōdō

Wan Bowls for Soup with Lids (5 pieces, Set) - Stripes. Exclusively on KiGinKin

Regular price ¥220,000
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Set of 5 bowls for soup, hand-painted. Made in lacquered wood

KiGinKin limited stock 1 Set
Techniques Shikki Ware
Materials Wood, Urushi
Size in mm (width, height, depth) 100 x 110 x 100 (each)
Weight in grams 850 total (170g each)
For sale until November 30, 2021
Manufacturing time:  Immediate Shipping. (Shipping immediately after your order is confirmed.)
What's this? We will take your order and pass it on to the manufacturer at the end of the selling period: the time shown here is the time it will take to make the item, starting from the day the manufacturer received the order.
To know more, check our "How does it work?" page

Designed and made in Japan.

Product description
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.

Care
Hand-wash with non-abrasive detergent and a soft sponge. Wipe and let dry after use.
Keep in a cool place.

Warnings
• This product is fully hand made: differences between pieces may occur.
• Refrain from pouring in liquids and oils at temperatures of 100°C (212°F) and above.
• Do not leave immersed in water or other liquids for long times.
• Keep away from heat sources.
• Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may damage the product or parts of it.
• Do not dishwash.
• Do not microwave.

Notes
• These bowls are one of a kind. Our research did not bring up any other pieces, and they may be the last ones existing. They are designed for food use; however, such products are often bought as collectibles.
• This product may not be returned. Please read our return policy to know more, and contact us if we may assist you before you decide.
Kawakami Shippōdō 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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