Yatsuyanagi Lacquered Akita Cherry Bark Work Chashaku Tea Scoop

USD $59

This is a "Chashaku" tea scoop from Yatsuyanagi. "Chashaku" is a spoon-shaped tea utensil used in the tea ceremony to scoop matcha into a Matcha bowl.

At first glance, it may seem to be an ordinary utensil, but it is one of the most important tea utensils because it is said that it represents the values and personality of the tea ceremony practitioner.

The simple, unadorned design allows you to appreciate the beauty of the cherry bark work itself.

It is not suitable for washing in water. If matcha stains get on it, wipe it off gently with a piece of tissue paper or a soft cloth.

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: 19cm(7.5in)
  • Material: Wood - Akita Cherry Bark Work
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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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.

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.