KIKUSUMI Aomori Hiba Wood Cutting Board – Use as Bread Cheese Charcuterie Chopping Serving Board – Octagon
* AVAILABLE MARCH 2022
ULTIMATE CUTTING BOARD
Aomori Hiba has been used to build temples, shrines, castles, and other important works of Japanese architecture throughout many generations. Japanese chefs have long utilized the knife friendly, mold & bacteria-resistant qualities of hiba wood for their cutting boards. KIKUSUMI HIBA cutting boards are precision-cut from carefully selected hiba lumber then sanded by skilled Japanese craftsmen. The quality of wood & attention to detail is what makes KIKUSUMI HIBA cutting boards an exceptional choice.
AOMORI HIBA WOOD
The Hiba is a slow-growing, long lived cypress tree that is native to northern Japan’s Aomori prefecture. It is one of the three largest tree species of the Japanese cypress family, alongside the Hinoki and Sugi. Hiba trees take up to 300 years to grow into a highly durable tree with a natural resistance to mildew growth. Hiba wood has been highly valued as a building material in traditional Japanese architecture.
Hiba wood oil is extracted from the wood waste of matured Aomori Hiba trees through water vapor distillation. This natural wood oil has strong insect-repellent and deodorizing properties. It is characterised by a cedar-like aroma which has a naturally calming effect.
Kikusumi cutting boards are solid, natural and single piece boards The finish in particular takes time and effort.
Unlike ordinary products that are only passed through automatic machines, all the pieces are finished by craftsmen so that food does not slip on the board easily. Thanks to this finish, the ingredients are easier to cut, helping to improve cooking efficiency.
These type of cutting boards cannot be mass-produced. No adhesives that connect the boards or chemical coating substances for surface protection are used.
BRING NATURE HOME
The presence of wood can have a positive effect on the human mind. The presence of wood makes interiors more inviting, warm and relaxing. According to the biophilia hypothesis, humans have a strong connection psychologically to nature and the presence of wood in our habitat can reduce heart rates, lower stress and make us feel more sociable. (Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia (1984))
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we grow our resources and replace them. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. The hiba forest in the northern prefecture of Aomori has been protected and managed carefully since 1661 because it is considered to be such an important source of the wood. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and KIKUSUMI HIBA cutting boards fulfill this goal of using resources responsibly.
HOW TO CARE
Before using, wet the board surface to prevent stains and odors. After using, wash with soap and warm water then stand on its short side to dry. Drying with the wood grains vertical allows the water to drain from the wood.
*Dry the board away from sunlight to prevent warping. Following this simple routine and your KIKUSUMI HIBA cutting board should last a lifetime.
Octagonal Rectangle – Medium L300X D205 X H25 750 g
Octagonal Rectangle – Large L420X D235 X H30 1200 g
Octagon – L270X D270 X H25 730 g