A carefully crafted Japanese Walnut Kakudo Butter Dish with a lid and spreading knife. This dish is carved out of a piece of solid wood to achieve its grain consistency and seamless joints.
"KAKUDO" means "angle" in Japanese. Certain variations of angles give the tableware unique functions and forms. Every corner and edge is finished to give a round shape with delicate details. A series of articles for daily use with "kakudo (angle)" and a rounded finish. The fitting edges are angled at 45 degrees so that the lid sits stably on the case.
This piece is produced in Hokkaido’s Asahikawa region. Asahikawa is a major centre for woodwork in Japan, due to the rich abundance of oak forests and surrounding nature that shapes the local culture. The local industry is renowned for its sustainability practices, and special care is given to maintain the forested land. Each timber is carefully selected and only a necessary amount of trees are harvested for production to protect Hokkaido’s forest ecosystem.
As a natural heat insulator, this wooden case keeps butter consistently soft and ready for use straight from the refrigerator.