Friday, October 16, 2009


This is a vintage mold called "kashigata".

In the past, when a person died, it was expensive to give flowers or fresh food so, people made sweets (these are made from soy flour, rice flour and sugar) in the form of flowers, fish etc. These items were then placed on the "butsudan" (family shrine found in the house) for the dead person. The sweets are for decoration only.

*You can use this mold as food mold to cook. Please clean thoroughly before using.

Please note: there have been numbers in both Kanji (Chinese characters) as well as numerals burned into the wood. On the front of this one the Kanji reads "189" while the number 10 is everywhere. We have no idea why but it sure adds character to it!

It measures 13.5 cm long x 7 cm wide x 3.2 cm tall.Inside it measures 10 cm long x 5.5 cm wide.

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