Tarala Ceramic Bowl - Large
Just touching the subtly imperfect oval shape of the earthenware ceramic bowl reveals its handmade, artistic quality. This large bowl fits heartier meals like stews or chili- enjoy during a family dinner or as an individual pick-me-up. The bowls are glazed with a smooth texture in cool tones, but because of their handmade makeup, their shades may vary.
Banko Yaki Ceramics:
Based in the Mie Prefecture, the art of Banko Yaki is a traditional ceramic technique that is entrenched with Japanese culture. Dating back to the 18th century, Banko Yaki ceramics offer unique heat resistance and a beautiful but practical composition in muted, earthy colors. These pieces continue to honor an ancient art in a modern world by reshaping the past to fit the needs of the future.
Materials: Clay, Petalite
Dimensions: Height: 4” Diameter: 6”
Care: Hand-wash and dry thoroughly after use. Not oven, stove-top, microwave, or dishwasher safe.
5 Elements Soy Candles
Japanese philosophers once viewed the world as having five unique elements: air, earth, fire, sky and water. These elements are commonly used throughout Buddhist architecture and now have inspired this line of pure soy candles. From spicy to refreshing, each scent provides a vivid illustration of each symbolic element. Each candle is hand-poured from sustainable soy wax locally in the United States, and includes a Zen poem packaged within a beautiful handcrafted box.
Air: A fresh, citrus-esque combination of eucalyptus, yuzu rind (Japanese grapefruit), and ginger.
Earth: A warm mix of cedar, jasmine, and fig notes.
Fire: A slightly spicy combination of ginger, rose, and quince.
Sky: A simple floral aroma of jasmine, acacia, fresh grass
Water: A refreshing combination of cucumber, watercress, mint
Materials: Soy Wax, Essential Oils
Dimensions: Height: 3½" Diameter: 3¾"
Burning time: 60 hours
Made in the USA
A clean, neutral sister to our Lana Towel, the supersoft Aile Towel is made for days at the spa. Woven from 50% organic cotton, its fibers are plush, bouncy and kind to your skin.
Japanese towels are known for their thin compact size, superior absorbency, and incredible softness. Our towels are made in Imabari, where towel-making is such an important industry that the town has its own towel museum. With a focus on softness and texture, our towels pamper your skin as softly as if they were plush blankets.
Materials: 100% cotton (50% organic cotton)
Care: Machine wash with cold water and mild detergent. No bleach or fabric softeners. Hang or tumble dry low.
|Bath Towel (L)||25" x 50"|
|Hand Towel (M)||15" x 33½"|
|Washcloth (S)||12" x 13"|
Albata Petit Creamer
These miniature creamers are commonly used in Japanese coffee shops to add just a little bit of milk or cream to your coffee. Hand-hammered and intricately detailed, this little creamer is sure to add a little smile to your caffeine habit.About Miho Nishikawa
Miho Nishikawa is an award-winning metalwork artist who works with silver, brass and albata to create beautifully detailed but rustic accessories. Nishikawa is trained and currently works in Kanazawa, which is an UNESCO-appointed city of Crafts and Folk Art in Japan for its tradition of metalwork artistry.
Materials: albata (copper, zinc, nickel), brass
Dimensions: Small - Height: 1" Diameter: ¾"
Large - Height: 1½" Diameter: ¾"
Care: Polish with an acidic substance to return luster.
Albata Sugar Spoon
This beautiful sugar spoon bends at a slight curve to sweeten a cup of coffee or tea. Made from hand-hammered brass and albata, this spoon is sure to age gracefully into a rich patina with wear.
About Miho Nishikawa
Miho Nishikawa is an award-winning metalworks artist who works with silver, brass and albata to create beautifully detailed but rustic accessories. Nishikawa is trained and currently works in Kanazawa, which is an UNESCO-appointed city of Crafts and Folk Art in Japan for its tradition of metalwork artistry.
Materials: albata, brass
Dimensions: Length: 4.9"
Care: Polish with an acidic substance.