Known for kamaboko fish cakes and traditional woodcraft, the town of Odawara, located in the western Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, is a woodworkers paradise with expansive wooded areas and a history rooted in centuries-old woodworking traditions.
Deep in that forest—in a repurposes shrine—sits the Japanese wood houseware manufacturer brand Hikiyose.
Known for their unique aesthetic that’s the result of milling timber into square rods using a rotating pattern, the housewares are still made today using only the most simple design processes from their locally sourced material.
In this recently released video, we get a behind the scenes look at the idyllic forest setting that these traditional Japanese woodworkers call home:
Find out more about the brand and its heritage over at Hikiyose.