The company “Shokuraku” produces dining-ware that makes mealtimes more fun.

Three cities in Ishikawa Prefecture are famous for their lacquer-ware: Yamanaka, renowned for the beautiful grain of wood; Wajima with high quality lacquer; and Kanazawa with its products known for rich embellishments.

Besides traditional lacquer-ware, production of modern synthetic lacquer-ware, using plastic (synthetic resin) with polyurethane coating, started in the late 1950s.

It quickly grew into an industry rivalling the traditional lacquer-ware, and Ishikawa Prefecture remains one of the top producers in Japan.

Takenaka Co., Ltd. was established in Yamanaka in 1925.

The company produces lunchboxes and other tableware with exquisitely smooth lacquer coating, different on the outside and inside.

Modern lacquer-ware, while created based on traditional techniques, offers a new kind of beauty that sets it apart from other resin products.