Mokushikko TOKESHI is owned and operated by lacquerware artisans Tokeshi Hiroyuki and Ai. Located in Okinawa, they are known for their everyday dishware that retains a uniquely beautiful matte finish that prevents and hides damage from daily use.
Tokeshi designs and creates products from the heart, remaining faithful to techniques that have been passed on in Wajima for generations. Even the lathe used was made 50 years ago in Wajima. Tokeshi’s commitment to tradition is also reflected in the materials used to create the products. Wood is sourced from indigenous Okinawan trees and the lacquer is created an age-old way by mixing urushi with sand to avoid wear over time.