These solid paulownia wood cutting boards are carefully finished one by one.
Paulownia contains many astringent ingredients called tannins, and when the astringency appears on the surface, it first turns red or purple, then dark brown. These tannins have antibacterial and insect-repellent effects, as it is difficult for bacteria to reproduce or multiply over it.
Like all natural materials, paulownia wood breathes. However, it only breathes on the surface and does not allow moisture to penetrate deeply, thus preventing condensation and mould.
Located in Kamo City, Niigata Prefecture, Ishimok is dedicated to manufacturing furniture and utensils made of paulownia wood, a flexible, resilient, lightweight, environmentally friendly, antibacterial, insect repellent wood used to regulate room humidity and temperature.