Namiko Kato

The history of Urushi (lacquer) in Japan reaches back to the Jomon period. Urushi is used as protective paint for tableware and often used to express the gratitude to the nature.

  • Currently, 98% of Urushi in Japan is foreign-made.
    But Ms. Namiko Kato makes tableware for children using reliable domestic Urushi and domestic woods.
  • products stand as if to demur to our consumption-intensive lifestyle.
    Her studio is located in Saitama. She is an artist and also a mother.