Bamboo Matcha Whisk, Masuho
The bamboo matcha whisk, also known as chasen, is traditionally used to prepare matcha tea in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is made by taking a piece of Henon bamboo and splitting its upper base by hand into extra-fine rods. Those rods are then shaved into thin tines that produce the frothy consistency matcha. The unsplit part of the bamboo forms the whisk handle, a reminder of the past life of this artful tool. Every part of the making process is done by hand with careful precision and focus. The thoughtful nature of its craftsmanship ensures the highest quality drinking matcha, making the chasen an essential utensil for tea connoisseurs and budding masters alike.
The Masuho Matcha Whisk has a curved bell shape that is ideal for preparing both usucha (light, or “thin” matcha) and koicha (strong, or “thick” matcha that is shared between several guests). Crafted by hand, the Masuho Matcha Whisk is designed for use by the Urasenke tea school.
Dimensions: Length: 5", Width: 2 1/2"
Care: Hand-wash only with no soap or detergents, and dry immediately after each use. When making matcha, be careful not to use too much force and scrape the bottom of the cup with the tips- because this will cause them to bend or break. Since bamboo is a natural material, minor fraying of strands may occur over time- prolong the lifespan of its tines by storing it on a ceramic whisk stand.
Karmi Tea Canister - Kama
Keep your favorite tea leaves, coffee, and spices fresh and ready for use with this stunning example of Yamanaka lacquerware. Each piece in this collection is made from solid Cherry Birch Wood and is expertly turned by a craftsman before being lacquered and dried over the course of nearly a year. This level of detail results in 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.
Gato’s collection of Japanese wood and lacquer works is native to the Yamanaka region of Japan. The centuries-old manufacturing process is as delicate and detailed as the pieces themselves. From precise carving to meticulous lacquering, modern Japanese woodworking molds traditional methods into contemporary shapes. The results are elegant, amazingly lightweight pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Materials: Cherry Birch Wood
Dimensions: Height: 4½” Diameter: 2½”
Care: Gato woodworks are not microwave or dishwasher safe. Wash by hand and dry immediately.
Iwachu Cast Iron Tea Kettle
Bring a little warmth to your kitchen with this modern kettle, skillfully crafted with the traditional Japanese arare (hailstone) pattern. A tetsubin, or cast iron tea kettle, was once a status symbol of emperors and scholars. Today tetsubins are important parts of the Japanese tea ceremony, and tetsubin craftsmen take at least 15 years to master the trade. Forged by hand in the workshops of Iwachu, this small style is perfect for an individual, well-steeped cup of your favorite tea.
A master maker of tetsubin iron teapots since 1902, Iwachu is widely recognized as one of the best cast-iron craftsmen in the world. The artistry of each piece is rooted in its traditional Japanese craftsmanship: led by generations of ironsmiths, their workshop produces beautiful, long-lasting ironware with a human touch.
Materials: Cast Iron
Dimensions: Height: 7 1/2" (with handle), Width: 7 1/2"
Volume: 1 Liter
Care: Rinse with just warm water, no soap.
Yakishime Teapot - Brown
As one of the oldest Japanese ceramic traditions, yakishime ceramics are traditionally left unglazed to highlight the raw beauty of untouched clay. This beautiful earthenware teapot combines the simplicity of raw clay with the refinement of the tea ceremony. Rustic and sophisticated, it is the perfect size for one or two cups of strong green tea. The elongated hollow handle allows you to pour every last drop out without compromising on comfort.
Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2" Diameter: 2 1/2"
Care: Rinse thoroughly with water only (no sponge or scrubber), then dry thoroughly.
Hasami Porcelain Teapot - Matte
Made from a mixture of clay minerals, the Hasami Teapot has an earthy, coarse texture that is that is both rough and refined. Designed for the artful home, this teapot serves up your favorite brews with a rustic sensibility.
About Hasami Porcelain
Hasami Porcelain is molded by hand and rendered with an organic, almost primitive texture. The collection is modular by design; mugs, plates, and bowls all share the same diameter, allowing for easy stacking for storage or display. Inspiration for its stacking mechanism comes from tiered boxes used in Japanese cuisine, now repurposed for modern living. Hasami Porcelain pieces are hand-made in Hasami, Nagasaki, where ceramics have been the main craft industry for the past 400 years.
Please note: because of the handmade nature of Hasami pieces, some pieces may experience slight variations in glaze and colors. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Dimensions: Height: 4" Diameter: 6"
Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe. Not stovetop safe.