Solid Paulownia Chest, Doumaru type Three-Piece Sho Chest
The Sho chest is a model in which all the lower sections below the sliding doors are composed of drawers. It is commonly used for tall paulownia chests and higher-grade paulownia chests. A set consisting of a Traditional chest and a Sho chest is also called a married couple's chest. Three-piece chests consists of three sections stacked on top of each other, which are correspondingly referred to as the lower box, the middle box, and the upper box. Higher-grade paulownia chests, which incorporate many intricate designs, tend to be heavier than ordinary paulownia chests. Therefore, it is common for such chests to be divided into three main sections or pieces.
Solid Paulownia Chest, Doumaru type Two-Piece Traditional Chest
Basically, it is composed of two paulownia chests stacked on top of each other. Generally, the lower chest is referred to as the lower box and the upper chest is referred to as the upper box. This type has become mainstream in the paulownia chest market because it can be separated into two pieces and moved into places where it would not be possible if it were one single unit.
Solid Paulownia Chest, Doumaru type Two-Piece, Seven-Drawer Kosode Chest
While retaining the elegance of the Doumaru, the Seven-Drawer Kosode chest boasts a large-capacity drawer arrangement within a compact main body. Everything, from the main body to the drawers, is made entirely from paulownia wood with straight grain and low distortion called "Masa". So, although the whole chest is composed to two stacked sections, it is made of a single piece of wood from top to bottom, which gives it a very beautiful grain. The three small drawers and the six large drawers, as well as hidden compartments, can all be locked by key. In addition, hidden compartments are also included.
Solid Paulownia Chest, Doumaru type Five-Shaku Chest, "Kaki" Persimmon Tannin Finish
This chest, in the form of Fukutaro Azuma's winning of the Nantan Mayor's Prize at the 26th National Cultural Festival Kyoto 2011 Art Exhibition "Crafts," introduced the world to the new possibilities of Azuma. This model features all-paulownia chestnut with a beautiful persimmon tannin finish and paulownia handles.