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Vintage Japanese Kashigata Wood Cake Mold Sliced Fish

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Etsy shop VintageFromJapan

This is a vintage mold called "kashigata". This is a sliced fish design for vintage Japanese wood sugar cake mold.

Often made of sakura (cherry wood) and seasoned for about 3 years before carving, kashigata were used to make dried confectionery made of rice flour and sugar called rakugan. Earliest records show that this practice dates back to the mid-17th century. These confections were used as offerings and snacks for celebratory occasions and even unfortunate events. For example when ...
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