So, can we finally trust that the Spring has arrived in London, too?
While we have been waiting for the warmer season, the cherry blossom in Japan has pretty much come to an end. After appreciating the bloom, it is probably a good time to introduce another way to appreciate the cherry tree.
Kabazaiku is the regional craft of making products from wild cherry tree bark in Kakunodate, Japan. Originating from the 18th century, Kaba craft was initially used for making brush handles, bows, and sheaths for swords. Passed down from masters to apprentices, the techniques are continually evolving.
The cherry bark maintains a relatively constant moisture level, acting as a natural insulator against changes in humidity, essential in the storage of tea leaves. The distinctive dark red colour is a combination of the natural colour of the bark and the tree’s sap.
At Momosan Shop, you can find a range of cherry products that might be a nice addition for a new season.