These beautiful wooden cups are made by grinding “Sen” wood (castor aralia) from Hokkaido. Shaped by hand using a potter’s wheel, it is only a thickness of about 2mm. This makes it thin enough for light to pass through, and hence the name, “Kami”, a Japanese word for paper.
The feel of the wood on one’s lips is warm and gentle in comparison to traditional cold glassware, and the low thermal conductivity of the wood means that the temperature from hot drinks will transfer to your hands very slowly. The material is so lightweight, yet also strong and hard to break, making it ideal for use by small children. Finished with a tableware urethane coating, Kami glasses make drinking a joyful experience. These “shot” glasses are ideal for sake and any other drinks in a small portion.
The cups, plates and tableware produced by Takahashi Kougei are made with wood from the Hokkaido mountains, and the creation of such articles serves to link the mountains with the people. The forests are managed with care so that younger trees can grow, which entails felling the right number of older trees to allow the forest room to breathe. When you purchase one of these items, you can feel the connection to nature right in your home.
S: ⌀ 5.5 × H 5.5 cm (80ml full)
M: ⌀ 5.2 × H 6.9 cm (90ml full)
Do not use in microwave ovens or dishwashing machines, and do not soak for prolonged periods. This may cause damage to the finish and make the utensils unsuitable for use. Do not pour just-boiled water into the cup. Wash with warm water and diluted soap with a soft sponge. Keep dry when not in use.
Natural variation in wood pattern will occur with each shot glass
Made in Japan