Indigo dyed wood products produced in the mecca of indigo dyeingPosted by HiroseAkira on
Known all over the world as “Japan Blue,” the deep and vivid blue hue of indigo dye is a color that best represents Japan.
Replete with mountains, rivers, and seas, the vast natural surroundings of Tokushima Prefecture are reflected in its cuisine, culture and scenery.
A mecca of indigo-dye-making, this rich land is the perfect backdrop to this tradition that has been passed down since ancient times.
Indigo cultivation begins in March, and harvest occurs around June when the plants' leaves have grown. The cut leaves are sorted to remove stems, and the remaining leaves are dried, preserved, and fermented to produce indigo dye.
Preserving tradition and culture, the skill and resolve of these craftsmen produce the highest quality indigo dye in the world.
Products created without compromise, through the skills of expert craftsmen.
It's very hard to dye wood using natural indigo dye, but we've achieved this through years of experience and the pursuit of techniques every single day.
Painting the wood is all done by hand, and we make subtle adjustments that cannot be done by a machine depending on the weather, temperature, and the condition of the wood.
You can enjoy the refreshing aroma of the Japanese cypress(HINOKI) and feel the luxury of drinking it. This sake vessel is made from a natural cypress tree that is around 100 years old. The more you use it, the more it gets a unique luster and becomes familiar to your hands. The surface is made of natural indigo, and you can enjoy the unique color of Japan Blue, which is called "Japan Blue". It is a natural product made with passion by our craftsmen and will be used for a long time. Please enjoy this one and only product which all handcrafted in Japan.
Sustainable indigo dyed wood products utilizing this region's resources.
Preserving Japanese traditions and culture, and created through the skills and passion of craftsmen, find proper “Made in Japan” products here.
Wood Hinoki Sake Bottle & Cups Set and Wood Hinoki Pair Cups available at MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP Made in Japan