Gato Woodwork
Gato Woodwork started in Japan in 1908 and has been attuning it’s handcrafting techniques using skilled artisans and authentic lacquer methods ever since. Yamanaka, an area famous for such Japanese lacquer work, is where all Gato products are made. The wiped lacquer technique they use is an intricate process that involves painting a layer of lacquer, wiping it off, drying it, and repeating the process until the desired result is reached. Only raw wooden materials with the finest grains can be used and the high quality lacquer goods from rural Yamagata have long been cherished by many city dwellers in Tokyo.