Cherry-bark work goes back to the end of the 18th century.
The production of cherry bark goods was given to the lower ranking samurai members. At the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912), this work became a major source of income for them after they lost their warrior status. Then they started to produce the many types of today’s cherry-bark goods.
Cherry bark products(Kabazaiku) are famous Japanese handicraft in Kakunodate (Akita prefecture). Kabazaiku was first developed over 200
years ago. They are made from the bark of wild cherry, this work cannot
be found anywhere else in Japan.