Contest: your chance to win a white birch sake jug

25 Apr 2018 in Contest

This month, we’re giving away a sake jug hand-crafted from Hokkaido white birch. Don’t delay, enter today!


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The Japanese white birch loves cold climates. Its white bark is a characteristic feature of both Hokkaido and northern Honshu. And its lime-green leaves turn a spectacular golden-yellow in the autumn.


Known locally as shirakaba, the tree’s wood is prized for its smooth texture and suppleness, with its bark thickening in particularly cold temperatures.


Thanks to these properties, it’s long been a material of choice for crafting furniture, tableware and snowshoes.


This month, we’re giving away an exquisite sake jug hand-crafted from Japanese white birch by Hokkaido artist Kota Fukunaga. To create his work, the artist hand-turns solid birch logs on a lathe, carefully uncovering layers of wood and bark for a striking natural finish.


Each object is then coated with a water-based resin to ensure its longevity.

For your chance to win a sake jug, offered by Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu, enter our contest…

Try to win a sake jug!

The contest is now over. Thank you to everyone who entered!

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is Damian Zabiskov (from USA). Congratulations!

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