KASHIGATA SUGAR CAKE MOLDS
Hand carved from 100-year-old mountain cherry wood, the wood of these cookie
molds is dried for 5 years to prevent cracking. Mixtures of sugar and soy flour
are pressed into it and allowed to dry. The sweets, called kashi, were sold in
confectionery stores and made for special occasions. The molds are crafted by
only a few craftsman these days and are an interesting and beautiful piece of old Japan. They are
quite collectible and are one-of-a-kind works of art as well as for ceramics,
resin or paper.
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