This range of wooden tableware is produced in Hokkaido’s Asahikawa region. Asahikawa is a major centre for woodwork in Japan, due to the rich abundance of oak forests and surrounding nature that shapes the local culture. Since the Meiji period, the woodworking workshops in the region have been leading producers of furniture and wood handicraft. The local industry is renowned for its sustainability practices, and special care is given to maintain the forested land. Each timber is carefully selected and only a necessary amount of trees are harvested for production to protect Hokkaido’s forest ecosystem.
This series of tableware is crafted from a variety of native Hokkaido’s native trees using a highly specialized lathe and woodturning technique that has been passed down for generations. The felled lumber is dried and cured over a period of several years, where it is processed through tempering before being carved to a thinness of a piece of paper to achieve its uniquely lightweight design. The result is an exceptionally smooth and lightweight finish that brings out the natural warmth of Hokkaido’s high-quality wood.
The Cara series is crafted from Hokkaido’s linden trees. These egg-shaped plates are characterised by their soft and thin curvature and thin sides, evoking the rounded shape of an egg. The combination of whittling techniques and delicate coating produces a gentle warmth that displays the best features of Hokkaido’s native wood. These functional items serve as trays and plates, making them ideal for everyday use.
S Ø18 x H1.5cm
M Ø25 x H1.8cm
L Ø33 x H1.9cm
Material: Linden Wood
Place of Origin: Hokkaido, Japan
Instructions for Care: Hand wash with warm soapy water only and do not leave to soak.