April 14, 2017

Simple, But Special: Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks

by Umami Mart Staff

Lacquering is the process of applying a glossy, polished finish to wood (and sometimes paper, leather, and other materials). In Japan, the craft is used to decorate art works and functional wares, including vases, bowls, bento boxes, and chopsticks. Wakasa-nuri is one style of lacquering. It first developed in Fukui Prefecture 400 years ago, and is most well known […]