Yatsuyanagi Kensui Akita Cherry Bark Work Chakoboshi Tea Waste Container

JPY ¥10,000

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This "Chakoboshi" Tea Waste Container is made by Yatsuyanagi, a cherry bark work manufacturer from Akita Prefecture. 

"Chakoboshi", also known as "Kensui" has several uses.

1. To dispose of the water that heated the teapot or teacup.
2. After brewing tea, discard the water remaining in the teapot so that it can be used again for the second brewing.
3. After drinking the tea, throw away the tea leaves remaining in the teapot so that new tea leaves can be added and the tea can be drunk again.

In step 3, the lid with the hole is removed and the tea leaves are placed inside.

In the world of tea ceremony, the time spent putting tea leaves and hot water into a teapot and waiting for the tea to be served is also considered time spent with loved ones. In matcha and Sencha tea ceremonies, the utensils are brought out in front of the guests and the tea is served in front of them. This is an expression of the spirit of hospitality that the master himself prepares and serves the tea for his guests.

With "Chakoboshi", you can serve tea to all guests without having to go to the different room to dispose of hot water and tea leaves.

It is an item that makes you appreciate the world of tea more deeply.

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: 1
  • Dimension: 12cm(4.7in)  x H7.8cm(3.1in)
  • Material: Wood, Resin - Akita Cherry Bark Work
  • Origin: Made in Japan


Yatsuyanagi was founded in 1876 and has been manufacturing Kabazaiku for generations in the nature-rich Kakunodate area of Akita Prefecture.
While inheriting the traditional technique of using delicate and precise skills, they also produce tools and polished Kaba jewel-like accessories that are safe and secure, easy to use, and beautiful to accompany modern life.

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About Kabazaiku
"Cherry Bark Craft"

Kabazaiku is a craft made in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, from the bark of the Japanese cherry tree. The mysterious silk or metal-like luster unique to cherry tree bark and the deep color of the tree are used to create tools of unparalleled beauty. It is a traditional Japanese craft with a history of about 250 years.

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Cherry bark tea canister

Exquisite artisan craft and fine detail. Beautiful work, the canister and tea waste container are easy to use, and look stunning in our kitchen.



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