48 pieces of Regular Mokulock Wooden Bricks and a traditional Japanese towel with tree names printed in English and Japanese.
Package size: 150mm x 215mm x 30mm
Block size:.16mm x 32mm x 13mm
What is Mokulock?
Mokulock is made of pure wood with many known benefits, being warm to the touch, with a comforting aroma, and a naturally beautiful color and texture.
Research has confirmed that wood has a comforting effect similar to bathing in the forest, stabilizing the autonomic nerves by lowering the blood pressure, regulating an abnormal pulse, and calming the nerves. Wood can help enhance creativity, the ability that everyone has to create something from nothing, by making the wood into blocks.
How did Mokulock come to be?
Since trees cannot thrive when growing close together in the mountains without sunlight filtering in, some trees in Yamagata (Japan) are carefully cut down in winter using snow as a cushion.
Trees cut down for forest thinning, and ones unsuited for architecture or furniture uses are processed into Mokulock bricks to provide us with delightful creativity and warmth.
The layers of different colors (dark green, yellow, pink, white, etc.) by each annual ring create the vivid cherry pink color. The surface of this wood is mild; its scent has been used to evoke spring in people’s diet for hundreds of years (e.g. the blossoms are used for flavoring, while the woodchips are used for smoking).
Gorgeous grain stands out on golden color is cherished and given names as “Gem”, “Grape”, “Peony”, “Bubble” or “Arrow Bamboo” to best describe its character. The surface of this wood is hard and cool; its scent is rich and sweet like an incense.
Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia
The differing colors of heartwood and sapwood, dark green (heartwood) and calm white (sapwood) portray softness. The surface of this wood is soft; its scent is calm just like its color.
The bright color of birch expresses the nostalgia of trees in people’s lives, evoking a feeling of calmness. The surface of this wood fits in hands as if it had been used for years; its scent is softly encompassing as one feels in the forest.
Hornbeam displays different faces from different angles, expressing wonders and pleasures in its grain as if it is a uniquely evolved animal. The surface of this wood is sleek contrary to its appearance; its scent is refreshing and has a certain strength.
The weave of grain and vivid bright color gives comfort to one’s eyes. The surface of this wood is smooth and shiny; its scent is refreshing.