Japanese small bowl - handcrafted in cherry birchTomokazu Furui
This small round bowl is beautifully carved by Japanese woodworker Tomokazu Furui.
The bowl's surface is hand carved to a state of beautiful smoothness. The Japanese cherry birch wood gives it a simple and elegant look. The surface is protected by two coatings. Both coatings are vegetable oil layers which improve the bowl's strength and durability.
The grain of the wood brings a natural warmth to your dining table. The bowl is the perfect size for small servings of rice or soup (*), or kid-sized serves. The bowl communicates softness in many different ways, from its soft, warm color to its softly rounded shape.
This bowl is also available in a larger size, in cherry wood. Buy both bowls to have a stylish, matched pair.
Mr Tomokazu carefully chooses the right materials and the correct part of the tree for his products. These careful choices enable the bowl to be used for a long time.
(*) When the bowl is used as a soup bowl, the centre of the bowl may warp slightly due to moisture. This is a natural transformation of a handmade product made from living materials.
Material: Japanese cherry birch
Approximate Size: Diameter: 10cm (3.9") Height: 5cm (2")
Care: Avoid long periods of direct sunshine. Hand washing with soap, sponge and lukewarm water is recommended. After washing, wipe water immediately and air dry naturally. If the wood becomes too dry, you can oil the surface with any natural vegetable or nut oil, then pat dry. Do not use in microwave or dishwasher.
Note: Size, shape, color may slightly differ from the actual product, as it is made by hand. Each product is unique and will slightly differ from the photo.
Tomokazu Furui, a woodworker and nature lover, creates beautiful tableware and furniture at his studio called “Tsukinowa.” His studio is located in the small town of Kyotanba in Kyoto prefecture, a town surrounded by mountains. Read more