Wooden Cutting Board – Amur Cork

An expertly crafted amur cork wood cutting board from Hida-Takayama, Gifu Prefecture.

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Hida-Takayama is a centre of wooden furniture production in Japan and has a well-established reputation for expert carpentry. The predominantly mountainous area of Hida is densely forested and home to hundreds of tree species.
These cutting boards were made of kihada, amur cork wood, just one of the wood types available in the local forests, and show off the wood’s distinctive properties. Each cutting board is carefully handmade and coated with perilla oil to highlight the one-of-a-kind woodgrain of the tree from which it is made. Amur cork tree is known for its characteristic bright yellow inner wood and thick, corky bark which can be used medicinally due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Its bark is believed to have been used in the past by the Ainu people of northern Japan as a painkiller.

Handwashing recommended.
Dry thoroughly after washing to prevent mould.


L50 cm x W10.5 cm

L28 cm x W14 cm

L28 cm x W15 cm

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