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Our History as Japan's Imperial Brand

YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

We Are the Proud Purveyor of LACQUERWARE
to the Japanese Imperial Household

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 lacquer items. The extensive lineup ranges from classic sets of tableware to jewelry boxes in luxury, with more than 400 items in total.

Our customers include:

  • the Japanese Emperor and His Imperial Family
  • Foreign Embassies of Japan
  • renowned shrines and temples for worship
  • major global enterprises
YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

What is Emperor's
"Royal Warrant" ?

It is the honourable title given to Japan's traditional brands the Emperor has personally appointed to use.

He granted Royal Warrants to only the finest brands whose goods or services demonstrate excellence and quality.

For over 90 years, we have been serving all the lacquerware used at His Imperial Household.

YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

What it means to be appointed
as Emperor's favourite

His Imperial Majesty entitles Royal Warrants to no more brands today, marking 1954 the last.

This means that as one of the oldest existing Royal Warrant holder since 1919, we have been creating best quality items and fulfilling the Emperor's most selective taste for nearly a century.

Being Imperial is the proof of perfection in our lacquerware. We are very proud to be the holder of such prestigious Royal Warrant.

YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

Founder: Konosuke Yamada

Our founder Konosuke Yamada has long been inspired by delicate beauty in Japanese lacquerware.

He went through years of training to become a professional lacquer artisan himself, and then opened his own store in Tokyo, the center of Japan, in 1919.

His lacquerware soon became famous for its elegance in design and bright colour. They captured hearts of the Japanese, including the Emperor.

A word from our CEO

It's been 20 years since I succeeded the brand, but our items have been around far longer - many for 50 years, some for nearly a century. Over those years, artisans change from a generation to a generation and keeping the same quality becomes harder and harder. Creating the "same" item is not an easy mission, I must say.

Current items have gone over such difficulty and they've been available for 50 years. I think it's wonderful that our artisans still hold the "same" passion to create them. Being an artisan myself, lacquerware have this certain sense of charm.

Kenta Yamada,
CEO of YAMADA HEIANDO

YAMADA HEIANDO in NUMBERS

Ever since the brand was launched in 1919...

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THEY TRUST US

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  • Imperial Household Agency of Japan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Ise
    Grand Shrine

THEY LOVE OUR ITEMS

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  • ★★★★★ customer review

    "[Yamada Heiando] created a Special Chocolate box in lacquer for President Obama with a collaboration to his favorite brand Fran's. His products are not only extremely beautiful, they are hand made with Japanese lacquer [...] of the best refinement, and in thick layers - which is also a gage of quality given that the lacquer is a very rare material."

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  • ★★★★★ customer review

    "I love Yamada Heiando. [...] This fantastic place has modern and traditional items, and they do represent, in their own way, something we are so proud of as French: Art de Vivre. Japanese tradition brought to modern times."

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  • ★★★★★ customer review

    "Their main shop is in Daikanyama Terrace Hills (G), between Le Cordon Bleu and T-site [...] To me Yamada Heiando is, as much as Le Cordon Bleu, an ambassador for the Master of Excellence.

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YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

For a Century,
Telling the Story of Arts in Life

Our mission is to tell the hidden story of lacquerware so that more people will have a chance to feel the arts and discover beauty inside.

For such belief, we use only the best materials for our best craftsmen to work in. Genuine URUSHI lacquer in red and black, sparkling MAKI-E gilding in gold, and delicate RADEN inlays of mother-of-pearls are just a few examples.

We hold pride in posessing such techniques of Japanese traditions, still as unique as they were centuries ago.

YAMADA HEIANDO Lacquerware: Hand-Crafted Imperial Luxury for Japanese Emperor

Customer Fairness is Our Top Priority

Because we put much value on customer fairness, all our items share the same price throughout the world.

Items are priced originally in Japanese yen and converted to your preferred currency in TTS rate at the time of your purchase. We do not charge more or less depending on the currency you are paying in.