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Akikusa Letterhead Box
YAMADA HEIANDO is a Japanese lacquerware brand with more than 90 years of history and traditions. Founded in 1919 in Tokyo Japan we have always been serving the finest lacquered products varying largely from classic set of tableware to modern line of stationery.
What is URUSHI?
All of YAMADA HEIANDO's products from classic set of tableware to modern line of stationery are finished with a traditional Japanese technique of lacquer coating. The technique applies sap of a specific lacquer tree called URUSHI (Rhus Verniciflua).
Organising Letters and Postcards
As the finest thus the largest lacquerware brand in Japan YAMADA HEIANDO has long been committed to creating items that the Japanese use in daily life.
Your Favourite Design in Your Favourite Colour.
Akikusa ( 秋草 Japanese Flowers )
Depicted are classical flowers of Japan: arrowroots balloon flowers and eulalia. The Japanese have been favouring them since as early as the 7th Century when renowned poets chanted the beauty of their nature in the famous anthology Man'yoshu (『万葉集』).
▲ Arrow Roots ( 葛 )
▲ Leaves of Arrow Roots ( 葛 )
▲ Balloon Flowers ( 桔梗 )
▲ Eulalia ( 薄 )
Typical examples of lacquerware were ones with finishing called MAKI-E. It is a traditional Japanese technique of gilding to draw three-dimensional pictures and designs on a lacquered surface.
JAPANESE FLOWERS in Vivid Colours and Delicate Sparkles.
Hand-painted by using "iro urushi" (colour lacquer). Our craftsmen mix raw lacquer with dyes just before starting painting so that they can adjust the mixing combinations depending on the day's temperature and humidity.
Hand-Painted Inside and Out.
Right Size Right Position.
This letterhead box is the perfect size to keep A4 size paper in an organised manner. Its rectangular shape firmly holds the paper protecting it from wrinkling.
On the back of each item we carefully stamp our original logo in gold to prove that it is the genuine lacquerware of YAMADA HEIANDO's.
Colour and Design Variation
● Made in Japan
● Trusted since 1919