Black Urushi Bowl
Takashi Tomii

$480.00 USD
  • Introduction

    I am a Black Urushi Bowl. In every closet should hang a little black dress, while in every cabinet should sit a little black bowl.


  • Curator's Notes 


    This bowl is hand turned by wood artisan Takashi Tomii. Takashi crafts this bowl by carving away at a large piece of solid birch wood using a variety of hand turning tools. The grooves produced by the tools give the bowl a unique textured surface, perceptible by touch and sight. He finishes the bowl by applying a beautiful black finish. Achieved using the traditional Japanese urushi application process, wherein, lacquer is applied to the wood and wiped away repeatedly. This labor intensive process produces a deep saturated finish that allows the wood grain to shine through. This bowl would be exquisite for displaying fruit or serving a special dish.


    Black Urushi Bowl was curated by Stevenson Aung


  • Designer/Maker 


    Maker: Takashi Tomii


    Designer: Takashi Tomii


  • Specifications



    12” (w) x 12” (l) x 3.1" (h) or 305mm (w) x 305mm (l) x 79mm (h)



    1.6 lb or 0.7 kg



    Birch wood, urushi lacquer


  • Details
    • Made in Japan
    • Hand turned by Takashi Tomii
    • Finished with a black urushi lacquer
    • Crafted from solid birch wood
    • Round shaped
    • The interior and exterior of the bowl has subtle tangible grooves
    • These bowls are made by hand and will vary slightly in dimension and shape
  • Return Policy
    Returns or Exchanges may be done within 7 days from purchase date. We kindly ask that all valid returns must be in unused condition with attached tags and packaging. Nalata Nalata will not accept any returned merchandise without prior written communication and valid Return Authorization Number. Upon inspection and approval, Exchange or Store Credit will be provided, No Refunds. All sale items and discounted merchandise are Final Sale and cannot be returned. Read More
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37.304242|138.718607|Nagaoka, Japan

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