A cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background with its lid closed. The cherry bark has a natural red and orange striped pattern. It is polished and very shiny.
A cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background with its lid open. There is a second smaller lid sealing the inside of the cylinder. The cherry bark has a natural red and orange striped pattern. It is polished and very shiny.
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim
A close-up of a cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background.  The cherry bark is visible up-close and has a natural red and orange striped pattern. It is polished and very shiny.
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim
A cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background with its lid closed. The cherry bark is brown and rough like the bark of a tree.
A cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background with its lid open. There is a second smaller lid sealing the inside of the cylinder. The outside surface of the cylinder is brown and rough like the bark of a cherry tree. The inside is smooth and polished and has a natural red and brown striped pattern.
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim
A close-up of a cylindrical tea caddy made of cherry bark sits on a white background. The cherry bark is visible up-close and is brown and rough like the bark of a cherry tree.
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim
Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim

Cherry Bark Tea Caddy Slim

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Simple material, natural texture and designed for everyday use

Kabazaiku Tea Caddies maintain humidity levels at optimal conditions, keeping tea leaves dry and fresh. The two kinds of finishes in Denshiro’s Cherry Bark collection are the grey-brown raw bark “Marble” and the glossy reddish-brown “Natural”

 

Studio: Denshiro
Origin: Kakunodate, Akita
Dimensions H11.1cm × W7.2cm
Weight: 80g
Materials: Cherry bark, natural wood

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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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