MORIKOUGEI, which specializes in wood made from paper-thin slices of wood, was founded in 1953 in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, and has been making products for about 70 years to date.
We manufacture and sell trays with distinctive designs that are unique in that the color of the wood grain can be seen differently depending on the angle at which the light hits and the direction in which it is viewed, by devising ways of gluing and trimming the grain.
Environmental pollution caused by plastic waste is a problem worldwide.
I want to fix this problem in a fun way from close to home!
With that in mind, we launched WannaBee.
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Be eco-friendly because you use it every day.
Why not start a stylish and eco-friendly lifestyle?
KIKOF is a product brand launched in 2014 by "Mother Lake Products," an organization formed by artisans around Lake Biwa, and "KIGI," a Tokyo-based company involved in a variety of creative activities. KIGI, which is engaged in various creative activities in Tokyo, and Mother Lake Products, an organization of craftsmen around Lake Biwa.
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KIKOF ceramics were born in Shigaraki
Shigaraki clay has a rough texture, simple, warm, and unique. Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, was located further south than its present location 2 to 3 million years ago. Shigaraki ware is made from the clay of that old Lake Biwa layer.
Our company is located in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture, which is famous for its Arita ware.
The history of Arita ware dates back to the first discovery of raw materials for ceramics in Japan. The year 2016 marks about 400 years since its birth.
Arita ware is said to have once influenced Europe as a gift to the Shogun family, and to have been treasured as a collection of princes and nobles.
We will work to create new Arita ware suitable for the current era by taking advantage of modern new technologies while preserving our traditions.
It has also been patented in Japan and the United States.
Patent in Japan (No. 6431175)
Patents in the United States (No. 10,549,225 B2)