[Lipped Bowl as Flexible as a Crane]
Gato Mikio Shoten's Katakuchi Kakusen has been added.
Gato Mikio Shoten was established in 1908 as Gato Mokkosho. Inheriting the policy of the "kijiya" (Japanese woodworkers), Gato Mikio Shoten's craftsmanship is particular about the perfection of wood grain, which is the basis of lacquerware.
The supple silhouette of the crane, a symbol of good fortune and longevity, and the stream of Kakusenkei, a scenic spot in Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, are the inspiration for the Katakuchi Kakusen. Its beautiful and graceful shape and thinly finished spout show the outstanding skill of the woodworking process.
The design boldly shows the grain of the wood without hiding it, emphasizing the beautiful grain created by the natural materials and the perfection of the woodwork, which is carefully finished by the woodworkers. This gem is only possible when all of the carefully selected materials, the woodworker's grind, and the transparent finish are perfect.
Gato Mikio Shoten's Katakuchi Kakusen