Introduction

Fujiki Denshiro was established in 1851 as a kabazaiku wholesaler and transformed into the premier kabazaiku manufacturing studio by the late 6th generation owner Koichi Fujiki. Master craftsman Masao Nishinomiya has been practicing kabazaiku craft for 60 years.

Meister & Master

Meister Koichi Fujiki (1962 - 2015)
Meister Koichi Fujiki

Master craftsman Masao Nishinomiya
Masao Nishinomiya

About Kabazaiku - Sakura Bark Craft

“CHERRY BARK CRAFTWORK”: A TWO-HUNDRED YEAR OLD TRADITION


Kabazaiku was initiated by samurai warriors as a supplementary work task approximately 220 years ago during the Temmei Era. This craftsmanship was adopted by the townspeople of Kakunodate (Akita Prefecture), and continues to be perfected in an environment rich in culture. Natural cherry bark breathes. It handles moisture well. Its tough surface makes Kabazaiku craft-ware suitable for everyday use. An intricate relationship exists between cherry bark, wisdom, and the devotion of skilled craftsmen that brings about a special harmony found in unique and beautiful kabazaiku products.