Boxwood Crafts of Beppu


Boxwood Crafts of Beppu Boxwood Crafts of Beppu Boxwood Crafts of Beppu Boxwood Crafts of Beppu

Boxwood is one of the hardest types of wood in the world and is well suited for crafts such as combs and chess pieces.Crafts made from boxwood gained popularity in the Beppu area roughly 100 years ago. Skilled craftsmen use a variety of tools to carve intricate designs and patterns into the wood, producing beautiful masterpieces. Hair combs and brushes made from boxwood have long been the choice of Geisha and Maiko performers throughout Japan.Known as “tsuge” crafts in Japanese, the hard wood has a beautiful natural gloss, which gets better with age and use. In fact, boxwood combs that were used in the days of Cleopatra still maintain their luster today.The handcrafted works made from Japanese boxwood may be a little expensive, but most shops also offer a more reasonably priced version for people on a budget.

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