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Black cedar tray (42*32cm / 16.7*12.6in)[080708]

Our Selling Price: 7,500Yen (tax excl.)

Savor the texture

The front center surface has a natural wood texture. The straight wood grain was furrowed to create racy style. A flat and smooth rim is used to accentuate the textured part. This is a product of an Odate bent wood ware maker. The black tray can be used for the moment when you want to play it cool. You will create an air of substance when coordinating with dark color dishes.

  Nationally-recognized Traditional craft of Japan

Odate lies in Akita prefecture, well-known for its supply of cedar wood. The craft originates from the Edo period (17th century), and produces a vast array of containers and tableware from high-quality timber. Akita cedar is highly flexible, with a fine straight grain and scent. They are made by thinly shaving the cedars. Then, the shavings are boiled, bent, and tied up with bark cherry blossoms. The curves of the products, which make the grains more noticeable, truly define the art. Ten government-recognized Master Craftsmen practice this art in Odate, producing everything from rice tubs, water jugs, trays and bento boxes, to coffee cups and beer tankards.

Production regionOdate (Akita Japan)
Dimensions425*320*h12mm (16.73*12.6*h0.47in)
Weight641g (22.61oz)
Coating / GlazeUrethane lacquer