"Kabazaiku." Akita Local Custom Tip by Sharrie
Akita Local Customs: 4 reviews and 4 photos
<BR><b>KABAZAIKU (CHERRY BARK CRAFTS):</b> A specialty of Kakunodate, it is designated as a traditional craft of Japan. Products such as tea containers & boxes are made by applying the bark of mountain cherry trees in layers. The glossiness increases as it is being used.
<BR>Kabazaiku has a long history. It originated in 1780s in North Akita & was made famous by Kakunodate samurai Fujimura Hikoroku who learned the craft & taught it to other local samurais.
More Local Customs in Akita (4)
More Reviews (32)
- See All Tazawako.
- See All Hotel Metropolitan Morioka New Wing.
- See All The Komachi Shinkansen.
- Web Resources.