Kurikyu Fruit Bowl
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.
There may be variation in the grain of the wood. The bowl you receive may not be the exact version displayed here.
Kurikyu was established in Odate in 1874. It is currently run by the 6th generation of the Kurimori family. Shunji Kurimori, who mastered the craft at the age of 18 and has won several awards for his craftsmanship. Hoping to spread the art his family and hometown specialized in, he has participated in exhibitions in Australia, England, China and the United States.
9.6" x 4.7"
Please do not use boiling water when cleaning your Odate bentwood. Ideally, the crafts are washed with tepid water and tenderly wiped down with a cloth straight after. Scrubbing, brushing and the use of cleansers may damage the product.
Also avoid storing the product in direct sun light as this may affect the color.