Kosuga Bamboo Takefumi Foot Massager
Handmade in Kyoto from a single sliced stalk of bamboo, the Japanese word takefumi translates to 'bamboo step', and refers to the traditional health practice of massaging the foot to improve circulation and to keep muscles and tissues healthy. Just place this traditional takefumi in a convenient spot, where you often stand or sit for longer periods of time, and massage your feet for 10 minutes everyday to feel a difference. While this foot massager supports most weights, it must be used gently for longterm use.
12'' L x 3.25'' W
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
Bamboo, clear varnish finish
Made of bamboo, each massager will vary slightly.
Dust with a dry cloth or wipe clean with a damp cloth. Keep away from hot and moist places. Do not stomp vigorously or place excessive weight.