Tea Ceremony Shunkei-nuri Wood Plates
  • A set of 5 Japanese tea ceremony, shunkei-nuri, meimei-sara (small plates for sweets)
  • Shunkei-nuri, supposedly developed by a 14th century monk named Shunkei, was a popular method from the 17th century of using clear lacquer to allow the natural appearance of the wood underneath to show through
  • The reason the Japanese produce sets of 5 in items that in the West would likely be in sets of 4 is because the Japanese word for four is considered too like the Japanese word for death, so they make sets of 5 rather than 4



Excellent, unused



Diameter 13.5cm

Tea Ceremony Shunkei-nuri Wood Plates

SKU: xt9