Fuki Urushi Bon (33cm)

Artist: Junko Yashiro
30,000 yen ($199.87 USD)

Fuki-Urushi Tray / dia 33cm

Round tray with a slight rim finished using the technique of fuki-urushi which involves repeatedly applying and wiping off lacquer to allow hints of the woods natural grain to show through.

Urushi (Japanese lacquer) artist Junko Yashiro creates a distinctive range of beautifully crafted vessels, creating subtle textures on the wood base before finishing with an urushi coat. The production of Japanese lacquerware is traditionally done by two artisans, one skilled in woodworking and the other a specialist in the application of the lacquer. Junko however, completes each of her pieces from start to finish, designing and shaping each vessel, before employing a variety of techniques and urushi finishes to enhance subtle patterns in the wood. The urushi coat also act to protect the wood and increase the durability of the piece.

Junko Yashiro
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1970.
Graduated from the Craft Department of the Fine Arts Faculty at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1993.
Completed graduate studies in Lacquer Art at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1995.
Currently based in Karuizawa, creating lacquerware works and exhibiting throughout Japan.


  • Dimensions: Dia 33cm x H 1.5cm
  • Weight: 457g
  • Material: Chestnut / Lacquer
  • Product No: JY-35
  • Made in Japan