Hirota Glass Butter Case
This butter dish is made from tinted Edo-style glass by one of Japan’s longest-running glass manufacturers. Its ashwood top fits snuggly and is perfect for holding more than just butter.
About Hirota Glass
Hirota Glass company is a specialist in Kiriko cut glassware. Since their founding in 1899, they strive to combine Japanese tradition with European glassmaking techniques. The result is high-quality products that are based in tradition while looking toward the future.
Materials: Glass, Ash Wood
Dimensions: L: 5.9” x W: 3.54” x H: 2.28”
Care: Handwash, Do not microwave with lid
Bento Box 500mL
This simple yet handsome bento box will make even the most mundane lunch a feast for your eyes. It features a movable partition for keeping wet and dry separate and a natural wooden lid made from aged cedar harvested from Kochi Prefecture.
Bento is a typically homemade meal that is common in Japanese cuisine that is served in single-portion containers or boxes that range from pre-packaged and disposable bento boxes bought at convenience stores, to artisan-made boxes. Many people put significant time and effort into bento boxes for their loved ones, and there are currently many different styles of bento.
Materials: Polypropylene, Natural Wood (Cedar)
Dimensions: 7" L x 3.43" W x 2.36" H
Care: Only the main body and partition can be used in the microwave or dishwasher.
Sashiko Embroidered Place Mat
This placemat was created through a collaboration between artist Toshiyuki Fukuda and sashiko embroidery artisan Kenichi Ohazama. Fukuda and Ohazama utilized a wide range of techniques to translate abstract illustrations onto fabric with mathematical precision. The sturdy textile is made from 100% cotton woven into a strong quilted jacquard weave that easily washes away spills. Each Sashiko placemat is individually cut from a larger textile, making each pattern slightly different from the others.
About Sashiko Embroidery
Sashiko, which translates to “little stabs” in Japanese, is a hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. Sashiko stitches were traditionally used to decorate and repair homespun peasant clothes in times where resources were scarce. Using geometric patterns with common motifs like waves, mountains, bamboos, or overlapping diamonds, sashiko combined decoration with reparation, with its resulting beauty demanding to know: why just mend and make do when you can mend and make better?
Materials: 100% cotton
Dimensions: 17.72" L x 11.81 W
Care: Machine wash in cold water with similar colors and gentle detergent.
Stainless Steel Canister, Silver
The perfect vessel for coffee or tea, this canister is made from coated food-safe ‘18-8’ stainless steel. The wooden lid features a silicone seal that makes it completely airtight, allowing it to prevent oxidation of your prized contents.
Materials: Stainless Steel, Natural Wood, Silicon Packing
Dimensions: Large: 5.51” Height, 3.35” Diameter; Small: 3.74” Height, 3.35” Diameter
Care: Handwash as needed
Dougami Butter Knife
These chunky butter knives from artist Sumiko Dougami will bring a handmade quality to your morning toast. Each ceramic knife is hand formed and painted with a freestyle motif of lines and dashes.
Dissatisfied with the cold impression that porcelain can often leave, artist Sumiko Dougami focuses her efforts on hand-formed and organic pieces that showcase the spirit of the artist. A graduate from the Aichi Prefectural Seto Pottery School, she embellishes her work with freehand motifs and contemporary shapes painted on with “gosu pigment”.
Dimensions: Varies, but approximately: L: 4” x W: .75”
Care: Hand wash and dry