Thin Dish

by Yusuke Tazawa


A thin flat dish made of Japanese whitebeam by woodworker Yusuke Tazawa. This lighter wood is very nice on the eye, with a mosaic like pattern on the surface showing the path of the chisel.

Not only does this pattern add aesthetically it also functions as a natural non-slip surface, helping to give anything on top traction. Perfect for sushi and presenting food.

Dimensions: 29cm Length x 10cm Width
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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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