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Shirakawa-go Japanese Tray


These beautiful trays are made from ‘hariko’ papier-mâché: a traditional Japanese craft where printed paper is layered over a mould made from wood or clay. The paper hardens solidly in shape but the tray remains light.

They’re made by the artisans of the Shinkogei workshop, founded by a local artist high up in the Hida mountains. Shinkogei depict everyday life and nature in their mountainous surroundings, their classic woodblock prints capturing the changing seasons and a slower pace of life.

Use it as a functional tray or even hang on the wall as a decorative print. Comes with a hook on the back to hang.

Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO world heritage site, a traditional village dating back to the 11th century. The village is remote in the mountains, and famous for its steeply thatched roofs and cosy architecture known as gasshō-zukuri.

The surface is treated so you can gently wipe it down, but it’s not completely waterproof so please don’t wash or get very wet. Measures approx 215mm tall.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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