The KAMI long glass is a beautiful example of Japanese quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The wooden glass are perfect for beer, water or other cool drinks. The wood acts as a natural insulator, keeping the drink cool for longer.
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.
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 coasters 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.