Vintage Japanese Kashigata, Cake and Candy Mold
Japanese kashigata are hand-carved wooden molds used to make higashi since the Edo period. Higashi is a broad category of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and is a low-moisture treat made with soybean flour or rice flour, fine sugar, and other ingredients. These materials are packed tightly into kashigata molds and dried to create beautiful designs and shapes. Many of these sweets can be found in wagashi shops and grocery stores still today.
This two-piece kashigata mold is carved with two matsutake mushrooms. It can be used to make sweets or as an eye-catching decorative item.
- Kanji on side: matsutake (Japanese mushroom), nihon (two pieces)
- Item weight: 196 grams
- Packed weight: 496 grams
- Approx. dimensions: long x wide x thick cm
- [Item] 18 cm x 8.8 cm x 3.5 cm
- [Design] 12 cm x 7.2 cm x 3 cm
- Good condition considering its age. Worn corners. Chip on top piece. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos.
- We got this item at an antique auction in Tajimi in Gifu, Japan
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