Heiando will be back at Japan Fair 2017, collaborating with Fran's Chocolate for another year!
As a proud purveyor of traditional urushi (Japanese Lacquerware) tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household, Yamada Heiando opened his first boutique in 1919.
Since then, Heiando has been preserving, honoring, and spreading traditional urushi while also connecting and adapting to modern tableware.
They are already looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where they aim to spread the craftsmanship to foreigners and the younger generation.
Yamada Heiando opened its first boutique in 1919 in Tokyo. Yamada Heiando is a proud purveyor of tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household and offers a wide range of designs to fit modern lifestyles while honoring centuries of Urushi tradition. Heiando America, Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Yamada Heiando and an exclusive distributor of its lacquerware in the North America.
In 2020, Tokyo will host the summer Olympics. This world-wide sports event will generate more interest in Japanese cultures among people around the world. We believe this would be a great time for us to introduce the beauty of the traditional urushi lacquerware to the world.
We also believe it would help the urushi industry continue to grow, leading to the globalization of the craftsmen. Heiando has been proactively engaged in developing a solid foundation for the young generations to join the industry.
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