Karmi Tea Canister, Toku
$ 202.00 USD
Keep your favorite tea leaves, coffee, and spices fresh and ready for use with this stunning example of Yamanaka lacquerware. Each piece in the Karmi collection is made from solid cherry birch wood expertly sculpted through traditional techniques before being lacquered and dried over the course of nearly a year. Thanks to Gato's precision and level of expertise, the canister has a nearly airtight seal despite being made from wood.
Specifically designed with matcha in mind, this style features a second inner lid to prevent spills. Holds 100g.
Hailing from the Yamanaka region of Japan, where lacquering has been practiced since the 16th century, Gato’s collection of beautiful vessels is born from traditional techniques requiring the highest level of skill. Through meticulous cutting, carving, shaving, and lacquering, the artisans at Gato manage to mold wood into works of art that pay homage to their arboreal origins. Each lightweight piece showcases an exquisite wood grain unmarred by the production process and is as functional as it is beautiful.
Read more about Yamanaka lacquerware in the rikumo journal.
Materials: Cherry birch wood
Dimensions: 2 ½" x 4 ½" H
Care: Not microwave- or dishwasher-safe. Gently wash by hand and dry immediately.