Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kamakura-bori Wood Carving Tray

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Kamakura, the small city in Kanagawa Prefecture that was the capital of the first shogun back in the 12th century, isn't only a beautiful place to visit and home to some of Japan's most spectacular sights. It is also the center of the Kamakura-bori wood carving and lacquering technique. This traditional skill has now resulted in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kamakura-bori Wood Carving Tray. Even without knowing all the details behind the meticulous hand-carving and hikuchi-nuri lacquering technique that takes more than a month to apply the lacquer, you instantly can tell this is a unique object!

But that doesn't mean that you cannot use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kamakura-bori Wood Carving Tray as an actual food tray, though! The Japanese are famous for not separating art and craft, so if you take care to avoid ovens (regular and microwave) and dish washers/dryers, your tray will serve you perfectly for years - just make sure to wipe it with a soft cloth immediately after washing. And of course, as an official Tokyo 2020 Olympics item, it carries the Tokyo 2020 insignia and logo and the iconic Olympic rings, so you will always remember its dual symbolism: 12th-century samurai and 21st-century athletes!

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kamakura-bori Wood Carving Tray features:

  • Official Tokyo 2020/21 Olympics merchandise
  • Features Tokyo 2020 insignia and logo, Olympic rings
  • Handmade in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, using the Kamakura-bori carving technique and the Hikuchi-nuri lacquering technique
  • Dimensions: 27 x 2 cm (10.6 x 0.8")
  • Materials: wood, lacquer
  • After washing, immediately wipe off the water with a soft cloth
  • Cannot be used in microwave ovens, ovens, or dish washers/dryers
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