Yatsuyanagi Sakura Akita Cherry Bark Work Hexadecagon Chabitsu Japanese Tea Box

USD $486

This hexadecagon Japanese tea box("Chabitsu"), created by Yatsuyanagi, is a product of cherry bark work from Akita Prefecture and decorated with a cherry blossom motif made of wood bark. The glossy brown cherry bark has a moist texture and a beautiful shine.

Japanese tea box is a container with a lid that stores a set of tea utensils so that you could enjoy tea at any time. Not only for teas sets, it is also recommended for storing other tableware and for interior decoration. 

The lid can be used as a tray. The Yatsuyanagi tea canisters sold in our website are too tall to be stored.
The inside height is 9.5cm(0.4in) and cannot hold anything taller than that.

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: D30.5cm(12in)x H12cm(4.7in)
  • Material: Wood - Akita Cherry Bark Work
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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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.