Container (Shiki)

These dazzling lacquerware containers can be used to hold anything from jewellery to dried fruits. The containers come in various shapes and sizes, making them well suited to a wide range of different uses. Lacquerware containers have a long tradition in East Asia. Whereas typical Aizu lacquerware products tend to be practical everyday items, all the items in the Bitowa collection are so exquisite that you might prefer to use them decoratively. The Bitowa collection was created by a team in Aizu Wakamatsu whose aim was to combine contemporary design aesthetics with the best Aizu lacquermaking traditions. Aizu is one of the few craft centres in Japan where specific tasks (woodworking, lacquering, etc.) are divided among highly specalised artisans. This makes the best use of each person's skill.

Specifications for Container (Shiki)

  • Craft Type
    Lacquerware
    Material
    Wood
    Process
    Wood-processing, lacquering
    Dimensions
    φ83×H121mm
    Shipping Dimensions
    W95×D95×H105mm
    Shipping Weight
    160g

Made by Bitowa

Bitowa is a creative forum for the production of contemporary lacquerware from Aizu Wakamatsu, one of the top lacquerware centres in Japan.