Kakudo Butter Case (Walnut)

Kakudo Butter Case (Walnut)


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 Kakudo Butter case is crafted from a range of native Hokkaido wood including maple, cherry and walnut wood. Each item is carved out of solid wood to achieve its grain consistency and seamless joints. It is characterised by its angularity, which is carved to perfection at 45 degrees, hence the series’ name ‘Kakudo’ (meaning ‘angle’). As a natural heat insulator, this wooden case keeps butter consistently soft and ready for use straight from the refrigerator. This butter case also comes with an accompanying butter knife crafted from the same wood.

Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.4 x H4.4cm

Material: Oiled Solid Walnut Wood

Place of Origin: Hokkaido, Japan

Instructions for Care: Hand wash with warm soapy water only and do not leave to soak.

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