Yatsuyanagi Flower Petal Akita Cherry Bark Work Chopstick Rest Set
A set of 2 chopstick rests made by Yatsuyanagi, a cherry bark work manufacturer from Akita Prefecture.
This elegant chopstick rests has a shape of cherry petals, with a decoration of petal motif made of white wood bark on top of cherry bark work.
Although small in size, it fully conveys the charm of Akita cherry bark work. It is the perfect item to bring traditional craftsmanship into your daily life.
The cherry trees used for Akita cherry bark work are mainly wild cherry trees from the Tohoku region, which grow in a harsh climate and are said to be beautiful and durable.
The cherry bark is carefully peeled off from the trunk and left to dry in the shade for a year or two to remove the moisture. Yatsuyanagi is committed to the preservation of sustainable nature and the coexistence and co-prosperity of nature and traditional crafts. They are also actively involved in planting wild cherry trees on fallow land.
Since its establishment in 1876, Yatsuyanagi has been engaged in the manufacture and sale of wild cherry bark work for generations in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture, a place rich in nature. They are a manufacturer that puts their heart and soul into each and every product, using the high technology that has been handed down from generation to generation to create tools for daily life that are both easy to use and beautiful.
- Quantity: 2
- Dimension: 5.1cm(2in) x 3.5cm(1.4in)
- Material: Wood - Akita Cherry Bark Work
- Origin: Made in Japan
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Nice history and good for everyday
I like the story of the peeled bark technique - awaiting the proper drying. I believe it is a nice story for an everyday table-scape piece.
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