"Kabazaiku." Akita Local Custom Tip by Sharrie

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<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.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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