Kisohinoki - Tray
The owner of an antique shop in Hida Takayama City introduced us to an artisan who makes magemono (bent-wood products) for Shunkei lacquerware. Despite the suddenness of our visit, the artisan invited us into his workplace and showed us the diverse wooden products he crafted together with his elderly father. His workplace was crammed with bent-wood products made out of Hinoki cypress and Japanese cedar, the crisp fragrance of wood filling the room. Amidst these works, there were simple round trays that had yet to be lacquered. Enchanted by the pure grain and aroma of Kiso Hinoki cypress and by the trays’ simple form, we convinced the artisan to let us take one tray back to Tokyo. These trays made from bare, unlacquered wood are now sold at our stores. Because of its light colour and soft texture, Hinoki cypress wood is susceptible to dirt and damage. Even so, we hope you will enjoy the lustre its pure beauty acquires through repeated use.
Size M: Width 245mm Depth 245mm Height 25mm
Size L: Width 305mm Depth 305mm Height 35mm
Please understand that the stock level might not be updated on our website. Sometimes out-of-stock might happen after you complete the order. In this case, we will refund for the order.
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Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood is distinguished by its refreshing fragrance and soft, white surface. While the wood tends to stain and scratch easily, Japanese cypress is endowed with pure beauty, and the more you use the hinoki, the more lustrous it becomes.
Products made of natural wood may bend, twist, crack, or otherwise change shape from the effects of the seasons or of the surrounding environment. One should avoid using such products in extremely dry places, for example, near air conditioners or windows exposed to direct sunlight. During periods when the relative humidity drops, we recommend using the products indoors, ideally in rooms equipped with a humidifier. Bending and twisting may be avoided by turning them upside down and leaving them like that for a day.
Natural wood is always breathing, even after being crafted into products. For this reason, you may see resin bleeding from non-coated Japanese cypress products. This resin has an antibacterial effect and prevents bacteria growth while adding natural shine to the wood by forming a film that increases the durability of the products. Although the resin is harmless, you can use sandpaper to lightly sand the surface and remove stickiness, or wipe it with ethanol or alcohol to keep it clean.
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*The price that is shown is the price excluding VAT. Therefore, you will have to pay VAT and import duty later. The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from about 5% to 20%, depending on the country.
Payment of duties
Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.
Estimated delivery time
All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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