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.