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About Octagonal Tea Leaves Container [Made by Domestic Kiri (Paulownia) Wood]
The simple and warm style octagonal tea leaves container made by domestic Kiri wood from Masuda Kiri Box Store.
This box is good to store your tea leaves or coffee beans because Kiri (Paulownia) has an insects repellent effect, protector against humidity, and has airtightness.
Every product has their own differences and characteristic because they are using different tree parts in each product. Also, you can enjoy the box getting used to your hands when you use it every day. Japanese people tend to enjoy this phenomenon.
※This is a handicraft item. There are variations in the wood grain. Please note that you can not select the pattern. ※Tea leaves or coffee beans are not included.
Producer's Commitment to Make an "Easy to Use" Product
The lid is an inner lid type. Therefore, it can completely shut the air so the product has an excellent level of airtightness. The corners and rounded so it has a gentle touch when you open and closes it.
In addition, the corners at the bottom part inside the box are devised diagonally so there would be any ingredients remained in the four corners.
This Octagonal Tea Leaves Container is a handmade product made one by one from the long-established Kiri crafts store, The Masuda Kiri Box Store.
What is The Good Part About Kiri (Paulownia) Wood
The Kiri (Paulownia) Box made by the long-established Kiri Store, Masuda Kiri Box Store. Kiri acts as the protector against humidity and has a high resistance towards insects, which keeps the content tasty.
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the place where the paulownia box was placed, it keeps the environment in the box by breathing to keep the constant the moisture content of the paulownia itself.
Insects Repellent Effect
The Kiri is contained lots of things that won't let insects easily get in or out. The dry Kiri (paulownia) wood itself is said to be resistant to insects.
※ We can't fully ensure for this effect to be happen. Depending on the environment, insects can't be avoided. So we are recommending you to use it while doing scheduled cleaning for long-term use. Please clean it using cloth or brush, never wash it with water because it may cause mold.
The Kiri (Paulownia) Wood Box That Used Since The Ancient Times in Japan
It's beauty and function
Japan is using the Kiri (Paulownia) Box product to store art objects, ceramics, and kimono fabrics. Japanese people use the box because it is not only beautiful, but it is also have a insect repellent effect, humidity and moisture control effect and also light at weight.
As The "Special Item"
Even now, The Paulownia Boxes are popular as a product package. Japanese people continue to use this box to pack an important item when they send it to someone else. The item packed will be described as a "special item."
The Masuda Kiri Box Store is creating kiri boxes with that philosophy in mind. They are making the boxes in Koga City, Fukuoka Prefecture that is filled with green scenery, manufacturing the boxes one by one with full heart.
How to Take Care of Kiri for Long-Term Period
We are thinking that trees will continue to live and breathe even after becoming products.
There are many kinds of tree's parts. Some of them are good, and there are also weak parts. Of course, the way to take care of it also changes.
Here I will show you how to clean the Kiri (Paulownia) Box. Please make it as your reference.
1. The basic way to take care of the box when replacing the ingredients inside
Please fill new ingredients when the stock is empty to prevent any residue from the last remaining ingredients.
Before putting new ingredients inside, turn the box over in the empty condition and tap the bottom lightly to discard the remaining ingredients.
After that, wipe the box with a dry cloth to remove the debris. You can fill it with new ingredients afterward.
2. How to take care of it in season transition
After doing point one above, it is recommended to dry the box in a well-ventilated area for half a day in the empty state. That way, the Kiri (Paulownia) Box will be able to release the moisture inside the box.
There are some people who place the box far from the place with high humidity level to maximize the box effectiveness in storing their items.
・Kiri is good for preserving dry objects because of its humidity control effect, but actually, the object's odor is easy to transfer to the box along with the humidity.
・In the case for flour materials, it is best to keep it in a paper bag or other bags and not put it directly to the box. Putting it directly may interfere with the wood grain.
・Kiri (Paulownia) may react with water and sweat. Contact with water and sweat may cause mold and discoloration. Please be careful about that.
・We are recommending to place the box in a well-ventilated place with sufficient ventilation. Please avoid places with high level of humidity and when there's direct wind from air conditioner.
What is "Kirihaco"
Kirihaco a project brand for specialty product of Masuda Kiri Box Store from Koga City, Fukuoka Prefecture that founded 88 years ago.
Japan has a long history for Kiri (Paulownia) Box as a package and storage box, but this kind of product is rarely developed as one product alone.
Therefore, we are developing Kiri (Paulownia) Wood as wood crafts with the high technology in Fukuoka Prefecture in order to appeal Kiri's charm and promote the Japanese culture to the young users.
It is a project that creates new products that match the modern lifestyle by using advantageous materials if compared to other wood materials. Kiri have some advantages that other wood doesn't have such as insect repellent, humidity and moisture control effect and also light at weight.
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