A rectangular wooden plate made of cherry bark on a plain white background.  The cherry bark&
A rectangular wooden plate made of cherry bark on a plain white background.  The cherry bark&
A close up of a  rectangular plate made of shiny red cherry bark on a plain white background. The cherry bark&
A rectangular wooden plate made of shiny red and orange cherry bark. A brown leather-bound book sits on top of the plate.
A rectangular wooden plate made of shiny red and orange cherry bark.  On the plate are a white and silver pencil, a thin, green leather-bound notebook, a thicker brown leather-bound notebook, and on on top of the brown book, a pencil crayon with one red end and one navy blue end.
Aiita Plate Mujikawa
Aiita Plate Mujikawa

Aiita Plate Mujikawa

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Modern Design, Traditional Materials and Techniques 

While board-shaped products are generally lined with six pieces of cherry bark, Aiita is unique in that it only uses two. This allows the edges to be rounded creating a softer design that is easier to lift with one's fingertips. They are suitable for various situations from daily use to parties.

Studio: Denshiro
Origin: Kakunodate, Akita
Dimensions: L27cm × W0.7cm × H14cm
Weight: 250g
Materials: Cherry bark, MDF board

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Kabazaiku cherry bark crafts 

In order to admire and enjoy the cherry bark’s original texture, items with a polished finish are not coated with a protective urethane finishing. Consequentially, their moisture exposure should be limited as much as possible. Should an item get wet, promptly and gently wipe it dry with a cloth. 


Avoid exposing kabazaiku items to sudden changes in temperature due to direct contact with hot or cold objects. Such actions may cause the cherry bark to experience changes in color, warping, and cracking. 

Extended exposure to direct sunlight or ultraviolet rays may cause changes in color or peeling of the kabazaiku coating. 

Kabazaiku items shouldn’t be soaked in hot or cold water and are not suitable for dishwasher use.

Avoid putting these items in the refrigerator. Extremely dry environments can cause kabazaiku products to peel at the surface and become warped. 

Kabazaiku items are not suitable for microwave, oven, or stovetop use (induction burners included). Such actionsput them at risk of peeling or catching fire. 

藤木伝四郎商店
Denshiro

Located in Kakunodate, Denshiro has been providing high quality Cherry Barkware for 7 generations. Through their adaptability, they have succeeded in preserving the Cherry Bark craft with designs that appeal both to traditional and modern lifestyles. These one-of-a-kind crafts are unique to Kakunodate and cannot be found anywhere else in the country.

樺細工

Cherry Barkware

History

Denshiro’s story begins in 1851 as a cherry barkware wholesaler. Due to the abundance of cherry blossom trees in Kakunodate, an estimated 200 lower class samurai turned to the Kabazaiku craft during the Edo period. At present, only 50 Cherry Bark crafters remain. As crafters became more scarce, Denshiro began making their own Kabazaiku-ware collections. Today, they are committed to creating designs that are more adapted to contemporary homes, all the while staying faithful to the traditional techniques of the craft.

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