Tomioka Shoten Ltd (Tomioka Shop Ltd)
Cherry bark fretwork x Modern design
Kakunodate City, Akita is often symbolized as ‘Small Kyoto in Eastern Japan’ for those beautiful samurai houses and the cherry tree streets. The cherry bark fretwork (Cherry Tree skin) is the traditional craftwork in this area since the Edo era (circa, 1600’s-1860’s). This is a unique original craft to Japan, using bark of cherry trees, the Japanese national tree, and only ‘Mountain Cherry’ bark is used. Many household items have been produced with the benefit of its main features ; deep shades, gloss, smoothness, strength, moisture-proof and anti-dry.