Mesubim Tokyo Keyaki

I am frequently asked about my passion for wood, and it’s an obsession not just a passion. I admit I have a few; knives, wood, wine and cuisine.

One of the oldest and largest known Zelkova trees is called the Great Zelkova Nomo, in Toyono Nose, Osaka, Japan. It is more than 1,000 years old and is a National Natural Monument.

This table is Keyaki, the Japanese word for the wood from the Zelkova serrata tree. This wood is highly prized by Japanese woodworkers for its beautiful grain, and is used to fashion items as small as bowls to large pieces of furniture.

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