Tea supplies, Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large - Akita cherry bark work, Wood crafts
Tea supplies, Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large - Akita cherry bark work, Wood crafts
Tea supplies, Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large - Akita cherry bark work, Wood crafts
Tea supplies, Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large - Akita cherry bark work, Wood crafts

Tea supplies, Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large - Akita cherry bark work, Wood crafts

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Full-bark tea caddy, Mother of pearl inlay, Large

Akita cherry bark worktea caddy
Size: Φ83×H120(mm)
Material:  Cherry bark, mother of pearl
Condition: New

About this piece
Large size. A luxurious tea caddy made of cherry bark and with mother-of-pearl inlaid lavish decorations. This is a product that will impress anyone who sees it. How about giving it as a gift to someone who has taken good care of you?

 

Japanese traditional craft: Akita cherry bark work

Akita cherry bark work or "kaba zaiku" are wood crafts made with the bark of mountain cherry trees, usually by attaching the bark to wood or shaping it using a mold. There are two types of bark used: "shimofurikawa" is bark that is used as is and has a rough surface, while "mujikawa" is bark that is polished to a sheen.

Akita cherry bark work originated in the late 18th century, when the techniques were passed down from the northern part of present-day Akita Prefecture to the people of Kakunodate, where the craft became widespread as a side job for low ranking samurai. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), the craft developed into a stable industry, which led to a wide variety of products being produced.

Akita cherry bark work is known for its ability to maintain its moisture level, making it suitable for tea caddies. Besides tea utensils, it is also used for coasters, chopstick rests, vases, and accessories. It is also noted for its durability, practicality, and refined appearance, with each item having a unique pattern.

Akita cherry bark work was designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1980.

 

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About Us: Takumi Japan will introduce you to the charm of selected works from a number of traditional crafts created from the hands of Japanese craftsmen. We hope you will enjoy your encounters with your favorite artworks.


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