Ominato Bunkichi Hemp Leaf Wazen Kumiko Coaster
The meticulous artistry of Kumiko woodworking from Ominato Bunkichi comes to life in this beautiful coaster from their Wazen series. This Kumiko coaster showcases an intricately crafted hemp leaf design, a symbol of growth and protection against malevolent forces.
Kumiko woodworking is a traditional craft which demands a tremendous amount of precision, as it involves assembling thin wooden pieces entirely by hand without the use of nails or adhesives. The slightest misalignment can compromise its flawless integration, emphasizing the need for exceptional accuracy and masterful craftsmanship.
High-grade Akita cedar, native to Japan, lays a foundation of beauty and durability. The coaster exudes a gentle aroma from the Akita cedar, subtly imbuing your space with the scent of traditional Japanese ambiance.
A standout piece for your daily dining, this coaster is generously sized to accommodate both large glasses and Japanese teacups. The frosted acrylic plate offers an added layer of glimmer to the Kumiko woodwork, and a coat of waterproof silicone prevents any staining to the coaster's surface. Packaged in an elegant black box, this coaster makes for a tasteful gift for those who have an appreciation for traditional craftsmanship.
Nestled in Kamo City, Niigata Prefecture, Ominato Bunkichi Shoten has specialized in traditional Japanese crafts since the early Meiji era (1868-1912). Navigating from its origins in making traditional folding screens and now also offering a range of home decor and tableware items, Ominato Bunkichi skillfully uses the detailed Kumiko woodworking technique to bring fresh, innovative designs to their new items.
Note: As the acrylic plate is not attached to the Kumiko woodwork frame, secure the coaster with the plate when lifting drinkware or removing from its box.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 10.7 cm (4.2 in) x 10.7 cm (4.2 in) x H1.1 cm (0.4 in)
- Material: Wood, acrylic
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Ominato Bunkichi
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ABOUT OMINATO BUNKICHI SHOTEN
Situated in Kamo City, Niigata Prefecture, Ominato Bunkichi was established in the early Meiji era (1868-1912) as a producer and wholesaler of "Shibu-gami," a specially crafted Japanese paper used beneath tatami mats. The second-generation Bunkichi seamlessly integrated techniques from the local chest and wooden fitting industry, venturing into the manufacturing and wholesaling of elegant folding screens bearing decorative paintings and calligraphy.Today, the company masterfully blends its centuries-old woodworking expertise with modern designs, offering a diverse array of interior and home products cherished by customers.View more Ominato Bunkichi Shoten
ABOUT Japanese Woodcraft
In Japan, 70% of the land is covered with forests, and there are said to be as many as 200 species of trees, including coniferous trees such as cedar and cypress, and broad-leaved trees such as zelkova, chestnut, and horse chestnut, that are used for construction and woodworking.
Woodworking techniques developed along with tools, giving rise to a variety of woodworking techniques such as sashimono, carving, gouging, grinding, bending, and hooping.
The skillful use of tools such as axes, machetes, planes, saws, chisels, and files in Japanese woodworking supports not only the lives of people but also the cultural heritage of temples and shrines.The elaborate techniques that have been cultivated over a long period of history are highly regarded around the world.
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I sent these coasters as a gift to my son 'who has everything.' He was blown away by the craftsmanship. It's difficult sometimes to find a gift that is so beautiful in its simplicity. These fit teh bill!
The coaster arrived in super fast time. The quality is excellent and as a Christmas present, it will be very well received!