Established in 1882, the manufacturer of this wooden bowl is the oldest brand of Yamanaka Lacquerware, a traditional craft of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. Made of natural oak thinly curved by Japanese traditional techniques. The characteristic of oak is its hardness and the unique pattern of wood called 'tiger stripes'. Matt finished surface emphasizes the natural wood grain. Very smooth texture with stain-resistant, it has the combination of beauty and the practicality for everyday use.