The KAMI long glass is a beautiful example of Japanese quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The wooden glass are perfect for beer, water or other cool drinks. The wood acts as a natural insulator, keeping the drink cool for longer.
These special glasses 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 lathe, it is 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 glasses 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 TAKAHASHI's.
TAKAHASHI breathes life into the KAMI glasses by carefully sanding them using the lathe in his wood studio in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. 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 glasses.
Dimensions: KAMI glasses M dia73 x �h109 mm
Materials:�Castor Aralia wood and coating is food-grade polyurethane
Castor Aralia grown in Hokkaido.
Beautifully gift boxed.