Kurikyu Wappa Fruit Bowl
Lightweight, beautiful and aromatic – the Kurikyu fruit bowl is a combination of Japanese traditional craft and contemporary design. Winner of the prestigious Japanese Good Design Award, each bowl is handcrafted from thin slices of Japanese cedar wood that is first boiled then bent and fixed into place by hand. The bowl's dramatic shape and captivating woodgrain gives an impressive presence to your counter or table. Use it as a fruit bowl, but take advantage of the wood's insulative property and try filling it with ice to use as an ice bucket to keep your favorite bottle of sake nicely chilled.
There may be variation in the grain of the wood. The bowl you receive may not be the exact version displayed here.
Kurikyu was established in Odate in 1874. It is currently run by the 6th generation of the Kurimori family. Shunji Kurimori, who mastered the craft at the age of 18 and has won several awards for his craftsmanship. Hoping to spread the art his family and hometown specialized in, he has participated in exhibitions in Australia, England, China and the United States.
9.6" x 4.7"
Hand-wash gently with a soft sponge and gentle detergent and dry immediately. Do not wash wit boiling water or scrub with abrasive brushes, sponges or harsh chemical products. Over time, the cup will change color (often becoming a golden color) as you use it and this is natural and part of the aging process. Long exposure to direct sunlight will change the color faster, or distort the color and shape, so please avoid. Avoid soaking in water for long periods of time. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.