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Sakura / Box and Plate / 2 Pieces set

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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

This plate is just the right size for placing Japanese or Western sweets.
Kaba-zaiku is made from the bark of the mountain cherry tree, an environmentally friendly material that can be recycled even after the bark is peeled off. Items that come into daily contact with the hand are polished by hand and retain the unique luster of the wild cherry tree. It is finished with a urethane coating, so it can be washed and used with neutral dishwashing detergent. We hope you will enjoy it on your daily table as you can feel the Japanese spring!

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:200 years ago / 1800AD / Edo period in Japan

It started as an side job for samurai. It is said that the craft was originally crafted for the production of inro (a container for storing medicine) and doran (a ball container), and now produces a wide range of household goods and accessories that reflect modern lifestyles, including tea caddies and boxed goods.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Fujiki Denshiro
We are a company that has been making Kaba-zaiku (wild cherry bark work) in Akita Prefecture for seven generations since 1851. The bark of the cherry tree, one of Japan's most popular tree/flowers, is used to make products that are delivered all over the world. Fujiki Denshiro's products are really beautiful and give a natural presence at any home or any table anywhere in the world!

Craftsman Passion

"Tradition and Innovation".
I believe that the careful craftsmanship of products will lead to trust. I hope to pass this spirit of innovation on to the next generation while preserving our 200 year old traditions.

Achievement

Received the Silver Medal at the San Francisco World's Fair
Received Good Design Award
Received Asia Design Award

 

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Measurement

Width:14.1cm
Depth:9cm
Height:1.7cm
Weight:210g

Material & Caution

Materials

Cherry bark
Medium Density Fiberboard

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about a week for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

Manufacturing Process

We have not uploaded this craftsman’s video yet, please discover another craftsman’s video from below link.

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