Craftsman Kentaro Ooyu has been working with wood from an early age, practicing carpentry professionally and studying under father and master woodworker Hiroyuki Ooyu at the Dairoku studio in Aomori Prefecture. Since 2015 Kentaro has been running Dairoku, focusing on producing furniture that functional but full of character.

If they come across a defining crack or knot in the wood grain they look to take advantage of this and make it a feature within the design, embracing what nature initially intended. This is particularly true of the dishes tha we are proud to be offering here, which have been given their individual warped shape from the natural curve of the tree branch and the pattern in the wood. Each is made and finished by hand for a truly unique object that is sure to last.

  • All objects have been made by woodworker Kentaro Ooyu.
  • Focused on creating everyday items that will stand the test of time.
  • The Dairoku workshop is based in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture.