Black Lacquer Gourd-Shaped Cup

by Tomoya ARAI

Delicatly hand-carved small wooden footed vessel covered in black lacquer. As each item is handmade, slight variations in dimensions and shape may occur from piece to piece.

To ensure the longevity of your Tomoya Arai lacquer piece, please care for it by not placing it in direct sunlight, handwash only with a soft sponge and dry with a soft cloth.

Black Lacquer Gourd-Shaped Cup

by Tomoya ARAI

Delicatly hand-carved small wooden footed vessel covered in black lacquer. As each item is handmade, slight variations in dimensions and shape may occur from piece to piece.

To ensure the longevity of your Tomoya Arai lacquer piece, please care for it by not placing it in direct sunlight, handwash only with a soft sponge and dry with a soft cloth.

  • Item Dimensions
    2.5" w x 2.25" h
  • Country Of Origin
    Japan
  • International Shipping
    If in stock, ships in 2 business days

Black Lacquer Gourd-Shaped Cup

220 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.