A beautiful example of Japanese quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. This set of three wooden schale can be used as coasters or lids for the KAMI range of wooden glasses and mugs. �The wood works as a natural insulator.
These special wooden schale take around 4 weeks to make, from the carefully dried Castor Aralia rough wood to the final food-grade polyurethane and exquisitely gift-boxed product. Castor Aralia timber is grown in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.
Shaped carefully by hand using a wheel, they are only a couple of millimetres thick. "Kami" means "paper" in Japanese, and it is named after its sheer texture.
Master craftsman TAKAHASHI Hidetoshi's very first job in crafting KAMI wooden schale is to source specially ordered timbers. Depending on the season the timbers are purchased, they are left to dry between 6 - 12 months in the yard of the TAKAHASHI studio.
TAKAHASHI breathes life into the KAMI wooden schale by carefully sanding them using the wheel. They are then fully dried and multi-layers of food-grade polyurethane coating are applied. They are polished with a rag to give them a smooth look and touch.
Takahashi Kougei create functional and unaffected works of art made of local timbers. It is awe - inspiring to know how much love, time and effort is poured into each one of the KAMI products.
Set of Three Coasters/Lids
Product dimensions (mm): KAMI Schale Large dia 98 x h15: KAMI Schale, Medium dia 92 x h15: KAMI Schale Small dia 86 x h15
Materials:�Castor Aralia wood and coating is food-grade polyurethane. Castor Aralia grown in Hokkaido.
Beautifully gift boxed.