Joboji-nuri (lacquerware) takes its name from the Joboji family, who ruled the northern part of Iwate Prefecture during the middle ages and also gave the area its name.

Urushi lacquerware techniques where they obtain the paint by tapping the regionally grown Urushi trees was first introduced by the local monks during the Nara era (710-794). Soft texture, the warmth of the wood, comfort in the curvature of the hands, and the strong heat resistance are the features of Joboji lacquerware.

These highly refined lacquerwares are also known as “The Containers of Life” -- The more you utilize them, the more rich the finish gets. It is a work of art that can be cherished for generations to come with an appropriate repair.

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