Gato Mikio Karmi Tea Canisters
These modern tea canisters are made from a single piece of Japanese Cherry Birch using the skilled wood-turning techniques of Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture. Winner of numerous design awards including the Good Design Award and German Design Plus Award, these airtight canister also feature the world renowned lacquer artistry of this region. A natural work of art that invites you to enjoy your tea with quiet and peaceful appreciation.
Wood is a natural material so there is always natural variation in the grain, color and texture. All of these characteristics are a sign of the wood's inherent beauty.
Gato Mikio is a family owned woodworking house with over 100 years of history. Founded by woodworker, Komakichi Gato, in 1908 in Yamanaka-city, Gato Mikio is part of the rich and renowned woodworking and lacquerware tradition of this region. With products that are all meticulously carved by hand using traditional techniques that are centuries old, their ‘Kashokubuki” wood carving techniques form decorative patterns that can only be achieved by the specialized craftsmen from this specific area.
2.1'' D x 7.75'' H (Taru Canister)
2.5'' D x 7.75'' H (Hishi Canister)
2.5'' D x 7.75'' H (Sane Canister)
3.4'' D x 5.0'' H (Toku Canister)
4.0'' D x 1.9'' H (Za Canister)
Japanese Cherry Birch, Urushi (Japanese Lacquer)
Wash before first use with water or warm water, then dry immediately with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not use in dishwasher, oven, microwave. Be aware that any chemical cleaning product may discolor this product and oil from hands or from the environment may also discolor this product, but the changing of color in natural wood is normal. Appreciate that wood will change in appearance (color, added shine etc) over time. Never soak in water for a long time. After using, wash as soon as possible and wipe with dry towel. Never leave in direct sunlight directly or in high humidity. This to avoid the risk of transformation (wood can expand and contract, change size, based on environmental moisture changing how this container opens and closes), discoloration and mold.