About Kiri's Coffee Storage Box
Kiri's Coffee Storage Box is a handmade coffee storage made by Kiri Tansu artisans.
By using the special characteristics of Kiri Wood (Paulownia Wood) that absorbs moisture, which help the artisans to raise the airtightness of the storage box even more, this storage box will be able to protect coffee from dampness, as well as to sustains the tastiness, aroma and flavour of the coffee.
Due to changes in temperature and humidity, any coffee will lose its deliciousness.
Kiri's Coffee Storage can be a solution to prevent coffee to lose its deliciousness.
Not only for coffee, it is also an ideal storage box for tea leaves such as black tea and Japanese tea, and even for salt.
Even if you put it in the kitchen as it is, it is simple and fashionable, and it will definitely make a good gift as well.
Characteristics of Kiri Wood
Protector Against Humidity
Among the kind of woods, Kiri wood is one of a rare wood in category of moisture absorption.
The duct inside the wood can hinders the passage of water, and because the holes in fiber membranes are small, once it got dried, it will be difficult for water to break through inside.
High Level of Airtightness
Kiri wood inflated to moist outside air to prevent moisture from the outside.
Conversely, when the air dries moisture will diverge and shrinks.
Since kiri wood is sensitive to humidity, it has excellent airtightness, which able to keep the internal humidity constant, resulting in a long time protection for the contents inside the storage box.
High Resistance towards Insects
Because kiri wood contains tannin, it has a high resistance towards insects. A cabinet that made from Kiri wood is quite a popular choice in Japan because its excellence in humidity control and insect repellent.
Compared to specific gravity of water which is 1, kiri wood's specific gravity is 0.3, which is the lightest among domestic wood.
Because the membrane wall of its cells is thin and the air layer is large, it is soft and very convenient to carry.
Raw Material Preferences
We are using the kiri wood from North America.
The kiri wood product that is distributed in Japan mostly comes from Japan, Chinese and North American, but depending on the production area, there are products that use chemicals in order to make them look beautiful.
In Senshuu Tomekawa, considering that it's a storage for food ingredients, we are using the kiri wood from North America which contains no chemicals.
Because the annual tree ring is fairly beautiful and the material quality is excellent, we have been using it for about 30 years.
For adhesive, we use the woodworking bond made by Konishi Co., Ltd.
We use bonds that is accordant with environmental standards.
There will no bad smell or any bad reaction to the eyes, and it's free from formaldehyde so you can use it with no worries.
Size and Weight
The Kiri Coffee Storage have a elegant and fit size, so you can freely save it in kitchen.
- Length 18.5 cm
- Width 9 cm
- Depth 6.8 cm
The Kiri's Coffee Storage weight about 130 g, which is very light, compact and takes no much space.
The side of the main body is engraved with anti-skid devices which prevent it from slipping.
Due to its lightweight, it's also easier for women to lift this product.
About the Developer of Kiri's Coffee Storage
- Tomekawa Noboru
Senshuu Tomekawa's Fourth Generation
- This product was developed by the fourth generation of Senshuu Tomekawa, Mr. Tomekawa Noboru in the first year of Taisho Era.
He is a skilled artisan who successfully won the Osaka Prefectural Governor's Prize at The Osaka Prefectural Industrial Arts and Craftsman's Work Exhibition in 1997.
Instead of doing a mass production, he created a handmade goods, step by step. He is an artisan who improving everyday with a thought of wanting to know about the soul and art in the making of his products.
History of Tomekawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
|Taiso 1st||Started Producting Kiri Tansu (Cabinet made from Kiri wood)|
|Showa 60th||Established Partnership Cooperation Osaka Senshuu Kiri Tansu Association|
|Showa 63th||Won Japan Mint's Award|
|Heisei 1st||Won Osaka Governor's Prize Designated by Ministry of International Trade and Industry|
|Heisei 3rd||Won Osaka Prefecture Craftsmen's Achievement Award|
|Heisei 5th||Received Traditional Crafting Industry Commendation for Industrial Achievement Award from Minister International Trade and Industry|
|Heisei 6th||Awarded Orders of The Sacred Treasure|
|Heisei 9th||Awarded the Confucius Prize from Osaka Prefectural Governor|
|Heisei 25th||Patent Application|
|Heisei 25th||Management Innovation Approval|
|Name||Plain Kiri's Coffee Storage Box
Special Made by Senshuu Tomekawa
|Material||Kiri Wood/Paulownia Wood (from North America)|
|Weight||about 130 g|
|Size||length 18.5 cm × width 9 cm × depth 6.8 cm|
|Place of Origin||Japan|
Notes on Usage.
Please note the following points.
|· If you hit it, it could easily get dented (In case it got dented, it will return to its shape if you add a little amount of water)|
· Since it has no colour, be careful of dirt. Wipe immediately if it gets dirty, please polish with the attached sandpaper.
· Do not wash. Please never wash as it may cause deformation or become mold. When cleaning, please use a brush.