Cherry Bark Crafts - Tea Caddy


Made in Akita, Japan

Handcrafted tea caddies from northern Japan. Cherry bark acts as a natural insulator against changes in humidity, making it an ideal material to store tea in. The distinctive dark red colour is a combination of the natural colour of the bark and the tree’s sap.

Kabazaiku is the regional craft of making products from wild cherry tree bark. Originating from the northern town of Kakunodate in the 18th century, the craft was initially used for making brush handles, bows, and sheaths for swords. Passed down from masters to apprentices, the techniques and applications are continually evolving.

- Store in cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight

- To clean, wipe with a soft, dry cloth or tissue in the direction of the grain

Please note that each piece may vary as they are handmade from natural materials.

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