Wajima Kirimoto is a series of round plates that was created in pursuit of user-friendliness while making use of the texture unique to lacquerware.
With the aim of undoing the negative impression that lacquerware is easily damaged, a unique technology to create tough urushi-nuri products that can be also used with metallic cutlery was developed. Linen cloth is attached to a wooden base made of Japanese linden tree grown in Hokkaido, which is then applied with diatomaceous soil and a multi-layer of urushi lacquer so that the surface hardness is enhanced to prevent damage even when used with metallic cutlery. The round, single-colored plates not only serve to present the food, they can be also used as placemats. Wajima Kirimoto plates that have been modernized while using traditional techniques of Wajima-nuri can be also paired with other lifestyles and cultures, and thereby appreciated by customers from all over the world.
We have been engaged in woodworking and the manufacturing of lacquerware in Wajima for more than 200 years, a tradition that extends across seven generations. While cherishing the materials and techniques passed down from our ancestors, we are striving to develop originality and creativity together with our craftsmen to deliver products that accompany modern lifestyles. It is our hope to promote a better understanding of a genuine lacquerware that serves to help lead to a more pleasant everyday life for our customers.