Takahashi Kougei

Takahashi Kougei

Wooden tableware with modern sensibilities

The simple and functional tableware crafted by Takahashi Kougei are made with wood originating in the mountains of Hokkaido, Japan. The creation of these articles serves as the link between nature and people. The forests are sustainably harvested in Hokkaido, so the number of pieces produced is limited at any given period. The wood items are designed to have a soothing effect – soft, warm and comfortable to touch – and blend seamlessly into a contemporary lifestyle. 

Kakudo Chopping Board
Kakudo Chopping Board

Kakudo Chopping Board

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Kakudo Chopping Board. It’s all about concentration. Focus, aim for the target, and strike at the right moment. Don’t worry about the details, I got your back and I can handle the blow.  

Starting at $165
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Kakudo Butter Case - Walnut
Kakudo Butter Case - Walnut

Kakudo Butter Case - Walnut

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a butter case. All flaky crusty breads need a good sidekick and I’m the vehicle that delivers the star attraction… the taste, the cream and the smoothness of butter. Can’t wait to get buttered up!    

$175
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Kakudo Butter Case - Cherry
Kakudo Butter Case - Cherry

Kakudo Butter Case - Cherry

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a butter case. All flaky crusty breads need a good sidekick and I’m the vehicle that delivers the star attraction… the taste, the cream and the smoothness of butter. Can’t wait to get buttered up!    

$175
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Kakudo Butter Case - Maple
Kakudo Butter Case - Maple

Kakudo Butter Case - Maple

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a butter case. All flaky crusty breads need a good sidekick and I’m the vehicle that delivers the star attraction… the taste, the cream and the smoothness of butter. Can’t wait to get buttered up!    

$175
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Kakudo Board - Small
Kakudo Board - Small

Kakudo Board - Small

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a small kakudo board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$85
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Kakudo Board - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)
Kakudo Board - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

Kakudo Board - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a medium kakudo board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$120
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Kakudo Board - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Kakudo Board - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Kakudo Board - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a large kakudo board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$175
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Kakudo Board - Walnut Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Kakudo Board - Walnut Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Kakudo Board - Walnut Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Large Walnut Kakudo Board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$175
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Kakudo Board - Walnut Medium
Kakudo Board - Walnut Medium

Kakudo Board - Walnut Medium

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Medium Kakudo Board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$120
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Kakudo Board - Walnut Small (OUT OF STOCK)
Kakudo Board - Walnut Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Kakudo Board - Walnut Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Small Kakudo Board. I come from wholesome roots so I know how to be a loyal sidekick. I'll always be there to catch your spills and play an essential part in your daily routines… cutting, serving and eating. So let me assist you, we will make a great team.    

$85
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Cake Stand
Cake Stand

Cake Stand

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Cake Stand. I feel like we need to celebrate with a big cake! I wonder where we can find one?  

$300
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Kami Mug
Kami Mug

Kami Mug

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Kami mug. I am hand-crafted from the rare Castor Aralia tree so I like to think I’m special. My subtle glow illuminates the grain that makes me truly one-of-a-kind.  

$75
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Kami Cup - Wide
Kami Cup - Wide

Kami Cup - Wide

Hidetoshi Takahashi for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Wide Kami Cup. In Japanese, Kami means “Paper” so I was named after my smooth finish and sheer texture. Take a sip and try it out for yourself.  

$70
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Kami Cup - Long
Kami Cup - Long

Kami Cup - Long

Hidetoshi Takahashi for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Long Kami Cup. I am the tall one out of the group. You can spot me in the crowd if you’re ever lost. But that doesn’t mean I’m a towering giant. I was handcrafted with such delicacy, always with elegance in mind.  

$70
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Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Small Kami Plate. I love it when good friends gather around me for snacks and treats…. catching up and reminiscing on old times. Plus I get to hear all the latest gossip!  

$50
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Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Medium Kami Plate. Give me something good to eat. Not too big, not too small, just the size of Montreal!  

$85
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Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Large Kami Plate. Dinner just got a hundred times more fun! Now with never before seen raised edges! But wait! That’s not all! Act now and see the delicate wood grain for yourself!  

$120
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Cara Goblet
Cara Goblet

Cara Goblet

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

  I am a Cara Goblet. A variety of drinks can be held in me. Even though I may appear small, I've got a sure-footed stance so you can sip without worrying about a slip.  

$40
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Cara Bowl
Cara Bowl

Cara Bowl

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood bowl. I’m perfect for cereals, soups, stews, oatmeal, snacks, porridge and rice. Also, good for small fruits like cherries and grapes.     

$70
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Cara Cup
Cara Cup

Cara Cup

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Cara Cup. I was carved out of a single piece of wood, so my grain is continuous and lovely. Not to brag too too much. I’m the perfect serving for a person and you will love touching my curves.       

$62
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Cara Dish
Cara Dish

Cara Dish

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Cara Dish. Ideally I’m used for salad, but I don’t mind being treated to an ice cream sundae every once and a while too.   

$85
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Cara Egg Holder
Cara Egg Holder

Cara Egg Holder

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood egg holder. I’m an elegant and natural way to serve your boiled eggs every morning. I’m a little thing that makes your mornings more delightful.     

$22
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Cara Mug
Cara Mug

Cara Mug

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood mug. I’ll stand out from the rest of the cups in your pantry. My unique natural wood grain will find a way into your heart to become your new favorite coffee mug. Or any hot drink, for that matter.    

$75
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Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood plate. Imagine this… it's a lazy Sunday morning and friends are gathering at your place for brunch. You're serving your infamous chocolate chip pancakes and some fresh whipped cream on the side. What better way to serve them than on your natural wood plates, with a splash of maple syrup and some berries?     

$75
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Cara Dinner Set (OUT OF STOCK)
Cara Dinner Set (OUT OF STOCK)

Cara Dinner Set (OUT OF STOCK)

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

We are a linden wood dinner setting. Let me tell you a bit about my family, we’re one part plate, one part dish and one part bowl. Like most families, we sometimes need our personal space, but we always find time to come together for special occasions. That’s the Cara family tradition.   

$210
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Cara Milk Pitcher
Cara Milk Pitcher

Cara Milk Pitcher

Rina Ono

I am a Cara Milk Pitcher. If you're thinking my angle's a little off, I'm thinking the same. Although, every time I pitch, I land the hit.   

$35
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