The bottle is made of a tree body by using the highly advanced industrial art of Japan. Arranged on the dining table during your pleasant moment, the bottle gives warmer look through its wooden textures as you use it more. This enhances your charming living space. Water is poured from the bottle, and that stirs your imagination. The tree has been grown by taking up water from the earth. The water then flows into your glass as if it sprang forth from the tree that has accumulated it over the years. Enjoy your glass with the bottle, and you will gain the riches of the mind in the very moment.
The bottles are produced by reusing a Japanese zelkova main column of an 80-year-old folk house as a material. Wooden materials for lacquerwares have to be dried slowly. So, the column material is best suitable for lacquerwares. In wooden architecture culture of Japan, the material reuse can generate a cycle in which redesigned goods are kept involved with our life, which makes material values sustainable. And it is the Japanese craft skills that can make material sustainability possible.
A natural wood body is scraped by dividing into upper and lower sections so as to be a bottle shape. Inner and outer portions of the sections are carefully and evenly whittled by usubiki (literally “cutting off wood surfaces to be thinner”) and lid crafting technique, both of which are highly sophisticated skills of the artisans in Yamanaka, where its lacquerwares are well-known. After that, the inner and outer surface portions of the sections are finished with urushi (i.e. Japanese lacquer) and then jointed with each other to be a complete bottle.
In addition, the upper and lower sections of the bottle are glued by Japanese lacquer only. Thus, Japanese lacquer is a versatile natural agent that functions as gluing and coating, as well as making material textures more attractive.