Cherry Scoop Spoon

by Yusuke Tazawa


A small scoop made from cherry wood by Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa. This light wood is quite something, the scoop itself is deep and rounded, it can be used to measure out different condiments such as sugar and spices.

The surface is smooth up until the back of the scoop where you can see a mosaic like pattern, highlighting the path of the knife. A truly functional object that can be used on a daily basis.

Dimensions: 16cm Length x 3cm Width (scoop)
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Japanese craftsman Yusuke Tazawa's philosophy is "simple design, quiet form". He hopes to make wooden tableware that blend in with daily life, objects that are forgotten once used but are fully functional when necessary. With a background in furniture making Yusuke's inspiration is nature itself, using the textures and tones found in the forest as a key element in to his work.

As a child Yusuke always took a strong interest in handicrafts, so as a student he specialised in Forest Science and Engineering. After working in conservation he took the plunge to convey the importance of the woodland and nature through his woodworking skills. He now works out of his studio named Think! Forest in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture and is well-known for producing special objects for the tea ceremony.

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