10.02.2017 - 14.02.2017 — Hall: 11.0 Stand: D 51C
Kaba-zaiku is a craft unique to Akita that has been passed down in Kakunodate since the end of the 18th century. Since 1970, Tomioka as a company has been a source for passing down the techniques of cherry bark crafts and hopes to share this valuable product with the world for many years to come.
Kakunodate is known for traditional Samurai residences and rows of cherry trees、which is why it is called the "Little Kyoto". This is where the wild cherry-bark wood, or Kaba-zaiku, has been passed down for over 230 years. Kaba specifically refers to the bark of Yamazakaura tree, which makes this craft completely unique.
The craft provides a variety of everyday products with rich, deep color, glossiness, smoothness, strength and its dry/moisture proof character. Tomioka Shoten started off a new brand, "art KABA", to create completely new products that are modern, and yet maintain the traditional feel.
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