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

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

Regular price ¥330,000
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Set of 5 bowls for soup, hand-painted - Lacquered wood

KiGinKin limited stock 1 Set
Techniques Shikki Ware
Materials Wood, Urushi
Size in mm (width, height, depth) 120 x 105 x 120 (each)
Weight in grams 800 (total)
For sale until February 28, 2021
Manufacturing time:  Immediate Shipping
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.
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.

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 sometimes 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 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.

Please contact us to submit more questions.