KATACHI is a set of 4 small plates and 1 large tray. These wood plates stack at an angle of 25° and have a bottom raised portion that fits perfectly into another plate. The large tray holds 4 small plates and can be stacked on top of another tray with the small plates still inside. Each piece is finished with the hand-painted finest Echizen Urushi lacquer and comes in three color options: Vermilion Red, Ebony Black, or “Tame”. Tame is the name of a method of a special technique. Vermilion lacquer is painted on the lower layer and translucent black lacquer on the upper layer. The degree of transparency gets higher as time goes by and the vermilion layer gradually appears.