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Kibera wooden spatula left handed: Cherry (Okubo Kotaro)


Shipping cost within the US is included in the price. International orders will require additional shipping cost
Not dishwasher safe
Please do not soak in water for prolonged periods

Japanese cherry wood
Approximately L11.5″xW2.75″xH0.5″
Each one is handmade and will slightly vary in size and shape. The wood grain will vary and will not be identical to the one in photo
Hand-shaved using Nankin ganna by Okubo Kotaro in Matsumoto, Japan

SKU: W-OK-001-2 Categories: ,

Japanese woodworker Okubo Kotaro is one of Japan’s most prolific woodworkers, known for making this distinctive curved wooden cooking spatula called “Kibera,” that he developed with input from professional chefs 9 years ago. Approximately 30,000 of his spatulas are now used in Japan by chefs and family cooks throughout Japan. He carves each piece by hand using a shave tool called “Nankin Ganna,” a version of a spoke shave with a made-to-order blade by a metalsmith precisely tuned for his use.

Kotaro makes around 6000 utensils annually, which means an astonishing rate of 500 pieces a month.  Working with wood nourishes Kotaro with constant discovery and inspiration.