Ikegawa Mokuzai Hinoki Cutting Board
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This cutting board is made of Hinoki wood (Japanese cypress wood), which is a relatively soft type of wood that is quite gentle to the blade edge. It tends not to absorb the scent of food, ensuring better hygiene and cooking pleasure in your kitchen. Hinoki wood emits a refreshing lemon-like scent and is highly rot-resistant. The Ikegawa Mokuzai boards use the finest Japanese Hinoki wood, and are beautifully made and polished in the Kochi prefecture of Japan.
Made in Japan.
36 x 21 x 1.5cm
(14.2 x 8.3 x 0.6")
42 x 24 x 1.5cm
(16.5 x 9.4 x 0.6")
48 x 29 x 1.5cm
(18.9 x 11.4 x 0.6")
Made in Japan
- Origin (Made in): Agawa, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Ikegawa Mokuzai
- Type: Wooden Cutting Board
- Material: Hinoki (Cypress) 檜
- Net Weight
- Small: 572g (20.2oz)
- Medium: 719g(25.4oz)
- Large: 856g (30.2oz)
- Mark: Graphic with "Vegetables" on one side.
About Ikegawa Mokuzai 池川木材
Located in the mountain area of Kochi Prefecture of Japan, Ikegawa Mokuzai manufactures high quality wooden kitchen tools using locally sourced timber. Their products can be seen being exported to various places around the world
Wetting the surface of the cutting board with water before use makes it difficult to absorb the smell of food. Wash and dry in shade and safely store after use.
Hinoki (Cypress) has an effect of suppressing mold. However,
mold may develop if the board is chipped or left in prolonged contact with water. Avoid use dish dryer as it may cause the cutting board to warp.
This cutting board is pretty good i chose it because it splits the difference between a 7 pound cutting board and a 60 pound rubber cutting board. The wood is so soft sometimes my knife accidently gets stuck in it, the lemon-lime scent is subtle but refreshing. The wood also has a bonus of not staining or picking up garlic or onion scents. Recommend if you want a cutting board to not dull your knife and not want to spend 60 pounds on a soft rubber cutting board.
This cutting board is perfect for all my kitchen needs. Now I don’t have to worry about dulling my very expensive japanese knives and enjoy the smell of this board as well. Very happy with this purchase
Purchase the cutting board for my Japanese knifes. Great soft surface to keep my knifes sharp longer. It gives out a nice earthy scent when in use. Would have given 5 stars if it came with care instructions in English.
Advisory - During the first few uses there was an issue with the board warping and was not flat as when I recieved it. Towel drying the board after washing did not solve the problem. I decided to oil the board and that fixed the issue. Now its flat and stable. Oiling has also made the colours of the grain pop out and looks better than when I recieved it.
I will let my wife use the FSR cutting board while I enjoy the hinoki cutting board. Giving it a nice rinse before using makes it smell great and absorb less of whatever you are cutting on top of it. Just need to make sure nobody "helps" me out by wshing the board and laying it flat or on it's side to "dry" as that was how my last hinoki board started getting wood rot from having the edges and bottomw side sitting in the pooling water overnight to "dry."
They are wonderful boards that will last a LONG time if you understand how to handle wooden cutting boards for long-time use.