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Wooden Containers and Tableware / Wooden Bucket and Dipper Set[m0007_oke-06]

Our Selling Price: JPY58,500
[Crafted-on-Demand] Delivery Wt.: 3280g
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Traditionally, this beautifully handcrafted wooden bucket and dipper set was used at the start of each new year as part of a household's ritual welcoming of the change in the calendar. At dawn, the bucket would be filled with pure water from a nearby well, stream or river, and the water would be placed on the Shinto altar inside the home for the gods to imbibe. Later, the water would be used in making tea or the family meal, to begin the new year ritually cleansed. Today, it's not likely you'll be using such a utensil for its originally intended purpose. But as a unique Japanese accessory, this eye-catching bucket and dipper are sure to add an exotic touch to your table or to any decor. The bucket in particular is ideal for use as a champagne or wine cooler, and the two-piece set can also function as an unusual punchbowl and ladle. For connoisseurs of Japanese sake, you couldn't ask for a better serving set -- a definite conversation starter! The possibilities are endless. The unique bucket and dipper are both handcrafted from the finest-quality sawara cypress at least three centuries old. The production process, by a skilled artisan, includes more than 70 steps, each requiring years of experience in woodcrafting. With its copper accents, this is a unique Japanese accessory -- ideal to give as a gift, too -- that will be treasured for many new years to come. HAND MADE IN JAPAN

 

 

Eifu Kawamata is a highly demanding craftsman -- demanding of himself, which is why he singlehandedly performs every step necessary to creating his unique objects blending traditional and contemporary forms, including selection of his wood materials.Find out more about Eifu Kawamata here.

 

 

Japanese Wooden Containers and Tableware are "crafted-on-demand" item. Before ordering, please read the Shopping Guide and Terms & Conditions carefully. Placing an order means you agree to all terms as specified.

General Information
Material:Domestic sawara cypress wood / Hoops: Copper
Size:Bucket: 220mm W x 440mm H / Dipper: 100mm W x 50mm H x 510mm L
Weight:Bucket: 930g / Dipper: 50g
Production time:●Approx. 1 month
Proper handling:● To clean the Bucket and Dipper, wash gently in cold or warm water. Do not use hot water or detergent, and avoid use of a dishwasher. ● Do not allow the Bucket and Dipper to stand in water for a long time. ● To dry, allow the Bucket and Dipper to stand in a well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight, for more than 24 hours. Drying in direct sunlight may cause warping of the wood.
Recommended usage:● Do not use in a microwave oven. ● To reduce stains to clinger, rinse in cold or warm water and then drain off before every usage. ● If the wood's fragrance seems strong, wash the Bucket and Dipper once in a mixture of water and vinegar (in equal proportions). ● Do not display or store under direct sunlight or strong lights and near heat source.
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The "bucket" is the perfect size to function as a wine or champagne cooler.
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The dipper is ingeniously constructed entirely without nails.
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To prevent warping, the cypress wood is set out and dried naturally for an extended period.

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