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An absolutely beautiful handmade shamoji (rice scoop) crafted exclusively for Yunomi.life.
Yamagata Prefecture, where the artist Naoyuki Ashino is based, is a famous Japanese cherry tree (sakuranbo) production region. The most widely known kind is the Sato Nishiki cherry.
Using the cherry tree of Yamagata, Naoyuki hand-carved and shaped each shamoji one by one. Slight difference in the color, grain of wood, and shape is the result of handmade quality. Such quality is what Naoyuki treasures the most in his works, the heartwarming, humane aspect that can only be expressed in handmade products.
The shamoji is coated with a water repellant ceramic for protection in use. Wash by hand with soft sponge and soap to clean.
Packaged in gift box and a furoshiki cloth wrap.
Dimensions: Length 210 x Width (at widest point) 60 mm (L8.27 x W2.36 in). May vary.Measurements are approximate
Weight: 25 g (0.88 oz). May vary. Measurements are approximate
Material: Cherry wood from Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Note: Color may not be exactly as photographed.
Artist: Naoyuki Ashino
Name: N'works (Artist Naoyuki Ashino's studio name)