March 2019

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[Kiya's Unbleached Cotton Cloth]

The unbleached cotton cloths from Ise are woven by creating a moderate space within, using a thick, single yarn that is softly twisted.

There are no worries regarding bleach residues, and as it has high breathability and water-absorbency, it is suitable in straining dashi and squeezing fruit juice.

Further, by putting in between the body and the cover of wooden containers or pots with cooked rice, the cotton cloth would moderately absorb excess liquid. As fibers hardly remain, it is also suitable for wiping plates.

Please use it conveniently in your everyday life.
https://www.shokunin.com/en/kiya/mizarashi.html

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[Kiya's Yakumiyose]

Kiya was founded in 1792, Kiya has been purveying various living tools, mainly kitchen knives, for more than 200 years.

A yakumiyose (a tool to gather seasonings) made of henon bamboo based on tea whisks.

Although tea whisks have to be disposed of if any of their heads of wheat are broken during the production process, by dividing into several parts, they could transform into an eco-friendly and convenient yakumiyose.

Please use it together with a grater and a mortar.
https://www.shokunin.com/en/kiya/yakumi.html

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[New Item]

Today, Moyai Kogei's bread plates, made of zelkova, have arrived and we have started the pre-sale of the products at our showrooms. The non-coated bread plates made of plain wood are manufactured by Watanabe Mokkogei in Toyama Prefecture.

Moyai Kogei in Kamakura City is a respectable Mingei shop who has also supervised the book, "Mingei no Kyokasho". Since we have visited Moyai Kogei in 2015, we have been largely influenced by their appearance and their numerous, carefully-selected vessels.

On this occasion, our dream to sell Moyai Kogei's original bread plates has finally come true. Please, by all means, take a look at the products at our showrooms.

https://www.shokunin.com/jp/showroom/sanjo.html (Sanjo Showroom)
https://www.shokunin.com/jp/showroom/imadegawa.html (Imadegawa Showroom)