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Award Winning Bentwood Fruitbowl by Kurikyu

Award Winning Bentwood Fruitbowl by Kurikyu

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$268.29

The Kurikyu Fruit Bowl is a combination of Japanese traditional craft with contemporary design. Multiple slices of very thin Japanese cedar are bent to give this fruit bowl its unique shape. The beautiful grain of the wood layers is visible and emphasizes the design of the bowl.This fruit bowl received the Good Design Award as well as the Craft Center Japan Award.

Kurikyu Bentwood Work

 

Kurikyu was established 1874 in Odate in the Akita prefecture. The city of Odate is well known for its bentwood craft. Japanese cedar wood is split into narrow boards which then are immersed into boiling water and bent multiple times before the board is pegged into shape and left to dry.



Shunji Kurimori is a well known master of Odate bentwood work and the sixth generation proprietor of Kurikyu. He received multiple awards for his works in Japan and also exhibited in England, Australia, China and New York. 

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The Kurikyu Fruit Bowl is a combination of Japanese traditional craft with contemporary design. Multiple slices of very thin Japanese cedar are bent to give this fruit bowl its unique shape. The beautiful grain of the wood layers is visible and emphasizes the design of the bowl.

This fruit bowl received the Good Design Award as well as the Craft Center Japan Award.

Good Design Award

Japanese Odate Bentwood work is made of Japanese cedar cut into very thin slices. The wood is cooked in boiling water until it becomes flexible so that it can be bended into various shapes. The end pieces of the bentwood are fixed together with dark cherry bark, which not only makes a nice dark accent on the light wood but also creates a durable and natural bond.

Kurikyu Bentwood is known for its high quality Bentwood work typical for the city of Odate in northern Japan. The company is run by Shunji Kurimori who represents the sixth generation of proprietors. He received many awards for his craft and also exhibited in many countries outside of Japan.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Number 3000028
Time Until Shipping 5 days
Brand Kurikyu
Dimensions ø245 x H120mm (ø9.6" x H4.7")
Made In Japan
Prefecture Akita
All Material Cedar
Alcohol % No
Awards Craft Center Japan Award, Good Design Award