Artist: Tadami Iwamoto
33,000 yen ($234.62 USD)

Maki-Ji Katakuchi ( Spouted Vessel) / dia11.5cm x h8.5cm

Urushi craftsman Tadami Iwamoto carves each of his vessels and utensils without the use of a lathe, using only small tools to hollow out and shape each piece. The process is time consuming and limits the quantity of his output but results in forms that are organic and textured. The maki-ji urushi wares have slightly textured surfaces and are quite durable making them ideal for regular use. The vessels are safe for use with hot or cold liquids.

Traditionally producing urushi lacquerware requires the skills of two artisans, one with skill in wood carving or turning to prepare the wood base and a second craftsman skilled in applying the urushi. Iwamoto performs both roles producing each of his pieces from start to finish.


  • Dimensions: Dia 11.5cm x H 8.5cm
  • Weight: 167g
  • Material: Hinoki
  • Product No: TI-X-60
  • Made in Japan