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We received 2 awards from The 49th Kaba-zaiku Traditional Crafts Exhibition.
Please pick them up and take a look at venue.

・Akita Prefecture Council Chairman award : reconstructions
・Akita Asahi Broadcasting award : Essence

Date: Oct. 21st – 25th, 2021
Time: 9:00~17:00
Venue:Kakunodate Kaba-zaiku Denshokan Museum
10-1 Omote-machi Shimo-cho, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0331


Due to the characteristics and limitations of the material, most
Kaba-zaiku products are simple in shape.

“We believe that if I could draw a development drawing, I could create
complex shapes.”
Based on the hypothesis that it might be possible to transcend the
constraints, we reexamined the established forms.
This is an attempt to create the future of Kaba-zaiku by reconstructing
a stereotyped shape.

Name of the tea caddy with an elliptical base: Ellipse to Oval
Name of the tea caddy with a regular-circle base: Ellipse from regular
Name of the tea caddy with a hexagonal base: Hexagonal to hexagonal
【Design】Shoji Ito



“ Kaba-zaiku, simple and keen, blending into various interior scenes”
Simple containers, created by bringing out the characteristics of
natural material with highly sophisticated processing technique, blends
in with any situation.
They are masterpieces with uncompromising quality. Straight lines,
edges, and flat surfaces, which are difficult to craft because of their
simplicity, are precisely handcrafted with the skills of artisans.
【Design】Kazuyuki Kawase