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Nōtan Desk Organiser


A beautiful desk organiser hand crafted in Kakunodate, a former samurai town in today’s Akita Prefecture, famous for its samurai traditions and hundreds of weeping cherry trees.

It’s a stunning example of kabazaiku (樺細工), the traditional Japanese art of fashioning woodworks out of the bark of a cherry tree, which began as a secondary vocation for samurai in the town over 200 years ago. These skills and techniques have been passed on artisan to artisan through the generations.

This pen pot is crafted from black-dyed paulownia wood, decorated with contrasting pieces of cherry bark and Japanese wingnut. The internal divider is removable.

Comes gift boxed.

Measures approx. 10cm tall. Wipe clean with a soft dry cloth.

Presented wrapped in a gift box and tissue paper.

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