kirichesttv boardwide chest



we used to have the custom in the old days in Japan, in which parents of a baby girl planted a young paulownia tree when she was born. They let it grow until she was old enough to marry and finlly made a chest out of its wood to give to the young bride on her wedding day. A chest made of paulownia wood is light weight and highly stable so that it will stay easily in its original shape as long as a lifetime. lts simple yet elegant shape reflects the highly skilled handcraftsmanship that has been cultivated over many years of paulownia wood working in Kamo. The Japanese designer, Eiri lwakura has successfully broadened this tradition and came up with ultimateness ultimatet utensils and articles for everyday life that could easily blend into the modern western life-style, such as TV boards, chests, and shirt closets.