KIKUSUMI Kiso Valley Hinoki Wood Cutting Board – Use as Bread Cheese Charcuterie Chopping Serving Board – Octagon
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ULTIMATE CUTTING BOARD
Japanese chefs have long utilized the knife friendly, mold & bacteria-resistant qualities of hinoki wood for their counters and cutting boards. KIKUSUMI Kiso Hinoki cutting boards are precision-cut from carefully selected hinoki lumber then refined by our skilled Japanese craftsmen. The quality of wood & attention to detail is what makes KIKUSUMI Kiso Hinoki cutting boards an exceptional choice. We offer thoughtful sizes, creative shapes and gorgeous finishing for each board. The traditional ‘yakkin’ branding of the Kikusumi logo is the final finishing step, a mark that signifies high quality wood, craftsmanship and service.
KISO VALLEY HINOKI WOOD
The Kiso Hinoki is said to have a finer grain compared to other Hinoki of other producing districts. Growing conditions such as the severe cold of winter in the Kiso area in Nagano Prefecture, the large amount of rain, and the severity of the slope of the mountain, which grows for years longer than Hinokis in other regions contributes to its quality. As it grows slowly over a long time, the grain becomes finer and of better quality, increasing the value of the wood. Hinoki wood has been highly valued as a building material in traditional Japanese shrine architecture since the eighteenth century.
Hinoki wood oil is extracted from the wood waste of matured hinoki trees through water vapor distillation. This natural wood oil has strong insect-repellent and deodorizing properties. It is characterised by a cedar-like aroma which has a naturally calming effect.
Kiso Hinoki cutting boards are solid, natural and expertly joined. The finish in particular takes time and effort. Unlike ordinary products that are only passed through automatic machines, all the pieces are finished by craftsmen so that food does not slip on the board easily. Thanks to this finish, the ingredients are easier to cut, helping to improve cooking efficiency. These type of cutting boards cannot be mass-produced. No chemical coating substances for surface protection are used.
BRING NATURE HOME
The presence of wood can have a positive effect on the human mind. The presence of wood makes interiors more inviting, warm and relaxing. According to the biophilia hypothesis, humans have a strong connection psychologically to nature and the presence of wood in our habitat can reduce heart rates, lower stress and make us feel more sociable. (Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia (1984))
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we grow our resources and replace them. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. The Kiso Hinoki forest in the northern prefecture of Aomori has been protected and managed carefully since 1661 because it is considered to be such an important source of the wood. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and KIKUSUMI hinoki cutting boards fulfill this goal of using resources responsibly.
HOW TO CARE
Before using, wet the board surface to prevent stains and odors. After using, wash with soap and warm water then stand on its short side to dry. Drying with the wood grains vertical allows the water to drain from the wood.
*Dry the board away from sunlight to prevent warping. Following this simple routine and your KIKUSUMI hinoki cutting board should last a lifetime.
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OCTAGON: 27.0 × 27.0 × 2.5 cm WEIGHT: 600 g
MATERIAL: 100% Kiso Valley Hinoki wood