Wajimanuri, processing over 124 steps, has been loved among people for ages because of its durable feature and sustainability.
We still feel it's a crazy journey to complete over 100 process to create a single bowl, throughout our daily routine, being among over 4 month to finish. On the other hand, that process was one of the solution protecting the thin wood base from corruption, or prevent the rim crack(top and bottom), by applying fine hemp fabric layers on the top, representing as supreme hand- crafted product before industrial revolution.
The thinner base is, the finer product shows well-fixed shape lasts longer so that we could stop natural wood twisty feature by letting the base drink lacquer sup as much as possible, and solidify, fix it's form.
You can make it new again even if the surface has scratch by going the process way back.
The thick layers achieves the protection against shock, wearing, and scars. And this durable layers, let decoration diversify.
It's very true they are super expensive, but why not take it as low-cost using long-lasting product, unnecessary to change many times over 20-30 years. And it's fixable.
What's more, it's very important " it " surely will be your only-one favorite.
Process is very complicated, but the fact is, the whole care afterwards i s quite simple.
This is the defined reason we Goshimaya think NUNOKISE-HONKATAJI is alive in this time.
Fixed hemp fabric on the rim & thick lacquer layers with burnt diatomaceous earth mixed base.