The KAMI glass is a beautiful example of Japanese quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Shaped carefully by hand using a lathe, it is only a couple of millimetres thick. "Kami" means "paper" in Japanese, and it is named after its sheer texture.
This delicate wooden glass that can be used in multiple ways. Together with the KAMI Schale, this glass can be used as a container for jam, sugar cubes, stationery items, hand or face creams.
TAKAHASHI breathes life into the KAMI glasses by carefully sanding them using the lathe in his wood studio in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. They are then fully dried and multi-layers of food-grade polyurethane coating are applied. They are polished with a rag to give them a smooth look and touch.
These special glasses take around 4 weeks to make, from the carefully dried Castor Aralia rough wood to the final food-grade polyurethane and exquisitely gift-boxed product. Castor Aralia timber is grown in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.