Migakidashi Business Card Case

£85

A beautiful business card case 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.

Through a process called ‘migaki-dashi’ (polishing up), the craftsmanship of kabazaiku highlights the warmth of the cherry bark and makes each piece one-of-a-kind. That warm red will deepen with use.

Comes gift boxed.


Holds around 20 standard-sized business cards. Wipe clean with a soft dry cloth.

Presented wrapped in a gift box and tissue paper.

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