Kimura Woodcraft FactoryKimura Woodcraft Factory
We make products using apple trees, which are rare in the world.
We do everything from logging to sawing and processing in-house.
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The city of Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture is the top apple producer in Japan.
It is an apple tree that brings us bounty every year, but when it is done with its role, the rest, mostly for firewood, is disposed of. This is because the material can not be removed to be used as wood, and there are many milestones that require much work to process.
The apple trees we use are all done by ourselves, from the plantation to the cutting, sawing and drying. We can only use 50% of them, but we put a lot of effort into making them as a local resource and because we want to introduce the unique texture of apple trees.
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.
We use traditional Bizen pottery techniques, one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, dating back to the Kamakura period, but our unique manufacturing method, adapted to the modern way of life, makes it microwavable and ovenproof.
The vessels are carefully crafted in the image of those used by demons in ancient times.
Zebrang is an outdoor coffee appliance brand conceived by Hario Shoji, a coffee appliance manufacturer.
If the V 60 dripper from HARIO, the world's favorite coffee drinker, can be folded for greater portability and the same brewing method used at home when you're outside, you'll have an exceptional cup of outdoor coffee that feels natural.
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Zebrang's mission is to provide value that comes from the outdoor coffee experience.
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