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These Wood Housewares are Manufactured in a Shrine in the Middle of a Japanese Forest

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:17
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Known for kamaboko fish cakes and traditional woodcraft, the town of Odawara, located in the western Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, is a woodworkers paradise with expansive wooded areas and a history rooted in centuries-old woodworking traditions.

Deep in that forest—in a repurposed shrine—sits the Japanese wood houseware manufacturer brand Hikiyose.

Known for their unique aesthetic that’s the result of milling timber into square rods using a rotating pattern, the housewares are still made today using only the most simple design processes from their locally sourced material.

In this recently released video, we get a behind the scenes look at the idyllic forest setting that these traditional Japanese woodworkers call home:

Find out more about the brand and its heritage over at Hikiyose.

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