Hatchet-Carved Medium Bowl No. 1

by Tomoya ARAI

The dramatic angular surface is achieved through a unique hatchet carving technique that showcases the beautiful depth of the natural light wood grain. 

To ensure the longevity of your Tomoya Arai uncoated wood piece, please care for it by using only ash-water to settle the natural color.  It is durable against water and does not require oil.  When first starting to use, do not use any foods or liquids that tend to stain.  With time the chestnut may stain, but in time it will blend in.  Salad oil will also make them less noticeable when applied with your hand or soft cloth.  Wash with lukewarm water only, dry well and avoid storing in direct sunlight.

Hatchet-Carved Medium Bowl No. 1

by Tomoya ARAI

The dramatic angular surface is achieved through a unique hatchet carving technique that showcases the beautiful depth of the natural light wood grain. 

To ensure the longevity of your Tomoya Arai uncoated wood piece, please care for it by using only ash-water to settle the natural color.  It is durable against water and does not require oil.  When first starting to use, do not use any foods or liquids that tend to stain.  With time the chestnut may stain, but in time it will blend in.  Salad oil will also make them less noticeable when applied with your hand or soft cloth.  Wash with lukewarm water only, dry well and avoid storing in direct sunlight.

  • Item Dimensions
    6.25" w x 4" h
  • Country Of Origin
    Japan
  • International Shipping
    If in stock, ships in 2 business days

Hatchet-Carved Medium Bowl No. 1

540 USD

About Tomoya ARAI

Born in Osaka in 1983, Tomoya moved to Tokyo at age 19 to pursue fine art. By age 23 he became interested in Enku-Buddha and began to work alone to practice carving Buddha statues with his ax. The following year he had his first solo exhibition. His style is sculptural, he selects planks of wood which he carves with a hatchet and further characterizes by rough engraving with a rattan. He now resides with his wife and three children in Shimanto, on Shikoku Island, which is known for its beautiful countryside, river, and woods.