Color, grain, scent and texture. Even within the same kind of trees, each piece finds a different expression. Yosegi Zaiku, from the Hakone region, is the assembly of these great individualities – lives of the wide variety of trees put into the little cosmos of geometric shapes.

Born from the beloved souvenirs of travelers to the Hakone hot springs in the 1860s, the technique of Yosegi Zaiku has been passed down for generations, lovingly refined and re-inspired.