Toyoda Woodcraft Shippou Kanuma Kumiko Long Tray
This is a long tray with a Shippou pattern made of Kumiko work. "Sippou” is meaning "seven treasures" in the Japanese Buddhist scriptures, and means something very precious. It is a pattern of circles piled on each other and connected, and it continues endlessly in any direction, imitating a luminous treasure.
Kanuma Kumiko is known as a production center of Kumiko crafts in Japan, and is also known as a production center of hemp leaves, which have been cultivated in the area.
Kumiko is a woodworking technique in which wood is assembled without using nails, and Shoji screens and Ranma (transoms) with geometric patterns are made in many parts of Japan.
With a width of 55cm(21.7in), this tray is an eye-catching centerpiece for your table. Small plates and sake cups can be placed on it to create a stylish dining room.
For cleaning, wipe with a soft cloth dampened with water.
The material used is the fine vertical grain portion of the annual rings of 150-200 year old logs. Solid Kiso Hinoki wood, which is said to be the most suitable for Kumiko work, is used.
Toyoda Woodcraft has been manufacturing wooden fittings and traditional Kanuma Kumiko craftwork since its establishment in 1947. Using techniques cultivated in the tradition of fittings making, the company produces beautiful Kanuma Kumiko that combines wooden pieces delicately, making it more accessible as a daily life product and introducing aesthetic sensibility into lifestyle.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 55cm(21.7in) x 12cm(4.7in)x H4.5cm(1.8in)
- Material: Wood, Acrylic - Kanuma Kumiko
- Origin: Made in Japan
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Toyoda Woodcraft has been manufacturing wooden fittings and traditional Kanuma Kumiko craftwork since its establishment in 1947. Using techniques cultivated in the tradition of fittings making, the company produces beautiful Kanuma Kumiko that combines wooden pieces delicately, making it more accessible as a daily life product and introducing aesthetic sensibility into lifestyle.View more Toyoda Woodcraft
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In Japan, 70% of the land is covered with forests, and there are said to be as many as 200 species of trees, including coniferous trees such as cedar and cypress, and broad-leaved trees such as zelkova, chestnut, and horse chestnut, that are used for construction and woodworking.
Woodworking techniques developed along with tools, giving rise to a variety of woodworking techniques such as sashimono, carving, gouging, grinding, bending, and hooping.
The skillful use of tools such as axes, machetes, planes, saws, chisels, and files in Japanese woodworking supports not only the lives of people but also the cultural heritage of temples and shrines.The elaborate techniques that have been cultivated over a long period of history are highly regarded around the world.