Kitchen Chests - Mizuya

Japanese Kitchen chests (Mizuya dansu) were found in nearly every house throughout the Kansai area. Each area has unique designs but they were all utilised to store dinnerware, cutlery, chopsticks, cooking utensils, cookbooks and table settings.

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Antique Kitchen Mizuya

Age Meiji (ca. 1900's)
Height 1710mm
Width 900mm
Depth 430mm
Wood Elm, Striped Ebony & Cedar (Keyaki, Kaki & Sugi)
Region Kyoto
Sold on Lay-by

Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Chest

Age Taisho/Showa (ca. 1920's)
Height 930mm
Width 870mm
Depth 440mm
Wood Cypress & Cedar (Hinoki & Sugi)
Region Hikone
Price $1478

Vintage Haicho Food Storage Cabinet


Haicho were used to store cooked or left over food for short periods. They were placed in the kitchen and were designed to keep food away from flies during cooking or meal times,

A rare find in Japanese auctions.

1930's Elm, Striped Ebony & Paulownia

H 45 x W 56 x D 28cm

Price $498

Special $426

Shipping Category 6