Wooden glasses made of Castor Aralia grown in Hokkaido, where the forests are managed with care so that younger trees can grow. This entails felling the right number of older trees to allow the forest room to breathe. Shaped by hand using a potter's wheel, it is only a couple of millimeter-thick. "Kami" means "paper" in Japanese and is named after its sheer texture, giving a smooth, warm touch to your lips. Wooden glasses perfect for cold drinks as wood works as a natural insulator.
Founded in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, in 1965 by Shoichi Takahashi, a lathe worker. Takahashi Kougei launched in the 1980's the production of wood cups and sugar pots using lathes, becoming the founder of the Asahikawa group of wood tableware makers. They create simple and functional tableware using mainly Hokkaido-grown trees. While preserving the look and feel of wood, these items have a modern sensibility, enabling them to blend naturally into the contemporary lifestyle.
Medium: Diam 64 x H 114 mm
Large: Diam 68 x H 121 mm
Material: Castor Aralia
Made in Japan
Each cup is sold separate and arrives in a protective box. Hand-wash recommended.
This product has a food-grade polyurethane coating. This coating acts as a barrier to help protect the wood as is food safe.
Due to the handmade, wood-origin of this item, each cup will vary slightly in pattern and color.