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Osamu Sakamoto was born in Nara City, Japan in 1979.  He graduated from Ishikawa Wajima Lacquer Arts Training Institute in 2006, and subsequently worked as an apprentice for one of the most esteemed lacquer artists Kazumi Murose. Sakamoto has been independent since 2012 and launched his own brand "Urushi no Irodori” to create and promote lacquerware for everyday use.


Deviated from lacquerware conventionally in red or black colour, Sakamoto intentionally makes utensils in these beautiful colours. Each cup is carved from Keyaki wood (Japanese Zelkova) which has a beautiful grain and strength. A thoughtful design ensures that each cup is easy to hold and is stackable to save storage. Working well for tea or coffee drinking, coating of natural lacquer form a shield that makes this cup heat resistant and durable.  Needless to say, users enjoy using for its delightful appearance. Fun lacquerware will not only make mealtimes enjoyable but are actually safe and easy to use. 

Lacquer Cup by Osamu Sakamoto - Yellow

  • The value of a piece of lacquerware only begins with the materials used to make it. A high quality piece of lacquerware requires the skills of several different elements: lacquer, layers, core materials, decoration, colours, design and process.

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