Wooden Cutting Board – Japanese Cherry Birch

An expertly crafted Japanese cherry birch wood cutting board from Hida-Takayama, Gifu Prefecture.

£56.00 per item

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 mizumezakura, Japanese cherry birch 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.
Despite its name, mizume-zakura is not from the same family as the sakura, or cherry blossom. It is a deciduous tree with a heavy and hard wood that is difficult to process. These qualities, however, also allow it to remain durable and sturdy even when cut into thin boards and planks.

Handwashing recommended.
Dry thoroughly after washing to prevent mould.

Size: L36 cm x W10 cm

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