Sawara Wood Wine Cooler
Sawara Cypress, Copper
Made in Japan
⌀18.5cm x H23cm
Out of stock
Handcrafted by artisans in Japan using Kiso Sawara (Japanese Cypress from Kiso Region) with two lines of copper band, this is a simple and elegant wine cooler produced by Azmaya.
Wine, champagne or sake, you can fill the bucket with ice to cool your favourite bottled drink. Just like Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, Sawara cypress has antibacterial effect and strength against moisture. Since Kiso Sawara wood works as a natural insulator, this wooden bucket is hard to conduct heat. It slows for the ice cubes to melt while keeping cool in the bucket for a long time. Unlike a stainless wine cooler, the outside of the wooden bucket does not become cold or sweaty, and keeps the bottled drink at a constant temperature.
The material wood Sawara is from the Kiso region located in Nagano prefecture. Just like the Hinoki cypress, it is very durable and water resistant, however sawara has less flavour of wood, making it ideal material especially for the kitchen and dining tools.
Although sawara wood is durable, the wine cooler needs to be used with special care and when it is treated with good care the wine cooler will last a long time. Before use, fill the wine cooler with water and let the wood absorb water really well so that the sawara wood swells and will have higher density. This will prevent the wood from leaking water and helps getting water drops on the surface.
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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.
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