I am Wataru Tamura from Masuda Kiribako.
Established in 1929, Masuda Kiribako’s start was producing traditional handcrafted kiribako, boxes made from paulownia wood, for traditional Japanese objects such as Hakata dolls and Shamisen instruments. Afterwards Masuda Kiribako cultivated crafting methods for a wide range of containers, from tea ceremony instruments and foodstuffs, to general goods and catch-all containers and currently makes many different paulownia wood products. Masuda Kiribako is currently run by Hirofumi Fujii. Born in 1987, Hirofumi is a young leader who is also a third-generation craftsman, having continued the craft from his grandfather, the second-generation head of Masuda Kiribako. With Hirofumi, Masuda Kiribako is continuously developing unique crafting methods to create beautiful and charming containers.more..