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160904-0035 - Sweets Mold Artisan


Inside Taisho 1910s Unknown

Japanese artisan carving a kashigata (菓子型), a wooden confectionary mold for making Japanese sweets like higashi (干菓子).

At his feet are chisels of all sizes.

The molds are usually made of sakura (cherry wood) and seasoned for about 3 years before carving.

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