Rice Storage Box
100% “Kiri” Paulownia wood, Rice scoop (cup) included.
Made in Japan
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5kg: W30 x D24 x H18 cm
10kg: W30 x D24 x H27 cm
This rice storage box is beautifully made only using “Kiri” (paulownia) wood. A smooth and sublimely fitted top lid, replete with an effortlessly sliding access panel for quick scoops of rice, is removable for when the box requires refilling or a seasonal cleaning.
What is “Kiri”? One of the most reliable materials traditionally used for preserving clothing or food in Japan, Kiri (paulownia) wood is rich in tannin and sesamin, and has natural antiseptic and insect repelling properties. The wood fiber is porous, resulting in an almost magical lightweight quality.
Already representing the perfect material for rice storage, Kiri wood also offers a natural control of moisture to its long list of beneficial properties. As such, this stunningly simple yet elegantly designed Azmaya’s Rice Storage box protects grains and rice from insect damage or molds, a common problem in Japanese kitchens suffering from high humidity and dramatic seasonal shifts of climate.
Indicative of the fine craftsmanship of Kasukabe City in Saitama Prefecture, known for their production of Kiri wooden products, not a single nail, fastener, hinge or metal fitting has been used in the construction of this product. Functional and beautiful, this is a perfect storage solution for rice and many other ingredients in your kitchen.
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Making the best use of skilled Japanese craftsmanship, Azmaya collaborates with artisans, designers, and small local manufactures to revive an old Japanese aesthetic sense.
From beautifully crafted tableware and functionally calculated kitchenware, their specialized housewares are made with a consistent commitment to using traditional techniques and only the highest quality materials found in Japan.
While respecting the traditions of Japanese craftwork, Azmaya creates something new by modifying the design to match tested Japanese “tools” with the present age. The collection features minimalist design reflecting the high level of skill and superior techniques of the artisans today.
Easy to use, made to last. Our new standard in everyday life.