This Fujiki Denshiro original design by Yamada Keiichiro utilizes the molding technique used in creating the inner and outer cylinders. Slices of sakura bark, walnut wood, sakura wood, and maple wood are combined molded onto the inner cylinder to create the outer cylinder pattern. The wood of the lid becomes the chazutsu's product name. The inner lid and inner cylinder uses sakura bark for a beautiful, elegant finish.
Fujiki Denshiro was established in 1851 as a kabazaiku wholesaler and transformed into the premier kabazaiku manufacturing studio by the late 6th generation owner Koichi Fujiki.
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Meister Koichi Fujiki (1962 - 2015)
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Current CEO, Misawa Tomoko
- Chazutsu Size: 8.2 cm diameter, 12.2 cm height, about 150g of sencha
- Material: sakura bark, wood
- Region: Kakunodate, Akita, Japan
- Designer: Yamada Keiichiro
- Gift box size: width 13 cm, length 17 cm, height 8.7 cm
- Disclaimer: Colors may vary depending on your screen. Each chazutsu is handmade and will differ slightly from the photo.
“CHERRY BARK CRAFTWORK”: A TWO-HUNDRED YEAR OLD TRADITION
Kabazaiku was initiated by samurai warriors as a supplementary work task approximately 220 years ago during the Temmei Era. This craftsmanship was adopted by the townspeople of Kakunodate (Akita Prefecture), and continues to be perfected in an environment rich in culture. Natural cherry bark breathes. It handles moisture well. Its tough surface makes Kabazaiku craft-ware suitable for everyday use. An intricate relationship exists between cherry bark, wisdom, and the devotion of skilled craftsmen that brings about a special harmony found in unique and beautiful kabazaiku products.
HOW TO CARE FOR THIS ITEM
Please observe the following instructions for the long-term enjoyment of your product. Avoid prolonged storage in damp places; do not wipe with a wet cloth. To prevent dehydration, avoid both excessive dryness and direct sunlight. To achieve maximum luster, occasional wiping in the direction of the grain is recommended. Use a soft cloth or tissue. Do not use in microwave, oven, or wash in dishwasher.
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