Wooden Plate - Small


Incredibly thin and beautifully crafted by the ever meticulous artisans at Kihachi Workshop, the oldest producer of wooden products in the Yamanaka region of Japan. Thin, light and delicate with a distinctive finish stunning woodgrains creating one-off pieces. These have been hand turned on an electric potter's wheel out of 'Sen' wood, or Castor-aralia, using a technique that Kihachi's craftsmen have mastered over six generations.

  • WxH: 21 x 4.3 cm

The most noticeable characteristics are the fantastic markings on the surface of the bowl, as well as the flowing open shape. The markings are naturally occurring and make each plate unique. The perfect, thin walls make them easy to hold and beautiful on the eye, definitely a vessel to cherish. The rim is curved to help catch food as you serve.

This diversely used natural plate is not only for serving meals but also it is a great complement for any kitchen or living-room. Each plate comes in a presentation box and is a beautiful gift. Available in two sizes.

Please note that each plate is individual and has distinct markings due to the grain of the wood and because it is a handmade product. 

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Maker Profile


Kihachi Studio is the oldest producer of wood products in the Yamanaka region of Japan, famous for its exquisite lacquerware. Each wooden object is first cut to approximate size out of the finest Japanese wood, they are then hand turned on a rokuro (electric wheel), a technique that Kihachi’s craftsmen have mastered over six generations.

Using only natural materials, the perfect, thin forms are created on the electric wheel,  producing these beautiful works of art which are designed for everyday use.

•   All works are created in a workshop in the Yamanaka region of Japan.

•   Kihachi Studios are the oldest producer of wooden functional objects, specialising in lacquerware.

•   Each form is hand turned and created on an electric wheel



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These goods can be composted at the end of their useful life, leaving no trace of their existence.

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