Soba Choko cup handmade from Japanese Cherry Birch in the Yamanaka region of Ishikawa prefecture, a traditional lacquerware production area in Japan.
- What's Soba Choko
Soba Choko is a vessel used in Japan since the Edo period (17th century) for eating soba noodles dipped in soba-tsuyu ( Dashi and soy sauce-based soup).
- What's Mizume Wood
Mizume wood (Japanese Cherry Birch) is a wood material similar to the texture of cherry trees and resistant to deformation. It grows deep in the mountains of Japan and has long been valued as a material for making tableware
Made by Shirasagi Woodworks in Yamanaka (Ishikawa Japan)
Yamanaka Onsen in Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for its hot springs. Shirasagi Woodworks is located much deeper up the mountain from the hot spring resort.
For three generations, Shirasagi Woodworks has been making traditional Yamanaka lacquerware and other wooden vessels such as bowls, trays and round tables.
Shirasagi Woodwork is committed to using only domestic wood and is fully responsible for the entire process, from harvesting the raw wood in Japan to the finish grindings.
Although there are many craftsmen, which has a high level of technology, it is rare to find a such craftsman who is involved in the whole process from the raw wood to make these wood table ware in Japan now.
How to take care
- Do not use abrasive items such as scrubbers and cleansers as they may cause scratches and peel.
- Do not leave the product to soak in water. Wipe dry immediately after washing.
- Keep out of direct sunlight.
- Do not use in dishwashers or microwavs.