Suzuri Black Slate Cheese Plate

by Studio GALA, designed by Ryoichi Kobayashi

This round black slate cheese board is made of a unique type of =Suzuri stone= called Gensho Stone which is clay slate formed a few hundred million years ago. Gensho Stone has a natural sheen and deep black colour. The stone plate is durable at temperature from cold to hot, so it keeps the food quality on the table. The plate is formed in a round shape by adapting the technique of Suzuri inkstone making. Suzuri stones are famously used as =calligraphy inkwells=. Since the old times, Suzuri has been one of the essential tools for writing. Each item is carefully handmade in the Ogatsu area of Miyagi, northern Japan. Ogatsu is well known for the quality of its stone since the Muromachi Era (1336-1573). However, this area was hugely damaged by the tsunami in 2011. Since then, Suzuri has been making a gradual recovery.

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Dimensions: W110 x L12 x H10 mm (W4.33 x L0.472 x H0.394 in)

Made in: Miyagi

Weight: 1300.00 g (2.87 lb)

Creator: Studio GALA, designed by Ryoichi Kobayashi

Materials: suzuri inkstone