Manufactured by the hands of the craftsmen at TAKADA TAWASHI.
TAKADA TAWASHI craftsmen believe that household products in everyday life should be friendly to users, items to which their products are applied, as well as the environment.
The windmill palm was an important local product in the KISHU area a long time ago. However, the demand for this local material had reduced drastically as a result of increasing replacement products made of inexpensive imported materials. These days, the local industry using the domestic windmill palm is almost discontinued. Moreover, there are only a few craftsmen who can collect the bark of the tree; therefore, materials gathered in KISHU are extremely valuable.
TAKADA thinks conveying the windmill palm industry and techniques of superior craftsmen to the next generation is the prime of their business, and thus they manufacture Japanese SHURO TAWASHI - made of the bark of the domestic windmill palm tree - with pride.
No chemicals such as pesticides and disinfectants are used after harvest for the bark of the windmill palm tree of KISHU. It is an organic farming method. The domestic bark of the windmill palm tree is delivered to their workshop soon after it is gathered, so the products are delivered fresh to the customers. Fresh bark has fine luster and uniform fibers.