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桐を使用したテーブルウェアシリーズ。桐は非常に柔らかく軽い。包丁の刃もまな板側が“負け”てくれるため刃の欠けも起こりにくい。抗菌作用も強く、水に触れさせて置くと凹みも復元するため長く使用できる。まさに実用的なまな板に最適な材なのだ。しかし、桐は道管師管が太く端面から水がどんどん染み込んでしまい、腐りやすいという欠点がある。それを解決させるために端面にミルクが主成分の天然塗料を施し、長持ちするようにした。形は立て掛けたさいに自然と水が切れるようにしている。

A series of tableware made of Paulownia wood. Paulownia wood is very soft and light so the blade of a knife does not crack easily. Paulownia wood also has strong antibacterial properties and can be used for a long time because the dents will be restored if it is left in contact with water. Paulownia is truly the best material for practical cutting boards. However, paulownia has a disadvantage: its thick conduit tubes allow water to seep in through the edge surfaces, making it prone to rotting. In order to solve this problem, a natural coating made mainly of milk was applied to the end faces to make them last longer. The shape is designed so that the water drains away naturally when you set it up.

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