In this technique, you rotate a piece of wood on a lathe and apply a blade to create the shape you want. It is suitable for making circular trays, containers, bowls and so forth. A wide range of forms can be made depending on the way the blade is applied and the angle.
Balanced, symmetrical forms are made by keeping the lathe spinning at a consistent speed.
How to make a wooden pot with a lathe
"What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo ／ List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)