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Kuromoji Meshibe Stick


available in copper or stainless steel

Made in Japan


23mm x 100mm



Inspired by the shape of the pistil (meshibe) of a plant, this is a cute cutlery designed by Yumiko Iihoshi. You can use it as a small knife stick to slice, cut and pick small soft confections, cheese, olives or fruits.



Copper has high antibacterial & antimicrobial properties making it a suitable material for teaware and many other cookware such as pots and kettles. When copper products are intentionally left uncoated, they are open to copper’s natural chemical oxidation. The finish & colour will transform over time to a stunningly deep rust-like patina, a process accelerated by extended handling and use.

Clean & polish:

To clean, please dry wipe using a soft cloth as much as possible. Cleaning will help a more beautiful and gentle ageing process over time.

Dry well to prevent water spots. Although spots or darkening gradually becomes a part of its character, if you are concerned about dirt, please lightly polish with a sponge using gentle detergent or polish. Please note that polishing too hard may cause scratches or discolouration on the surface.

How to polish rust:

Green rust on copper is part of its rich patina and is harmless. However, if you want to remove it, polish it with vinegar or a paste made by mixing hot water and baking soda on a thin cotton cloth. Copper dislikes salt, acidity, and moisture, so work quickly only on areas with developed patina.


Tokyo, Japan

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Yumiko’s concept is to create a design that is on the boundary between handmade and conventionally manufactured products. 

All products are crafted in Japan.

After graduating from Kyoto Saga University of Arts, studying a Porcelain major, Yumiko started her own porcelain collection under her own name. 

She designs and oversees the manufacture of porcelain tableware which combines the use of molds for uniformity, with hand glazing by artisans, to ensure each piece has a sense of individuality.  Each ceramic glaze and shape is unique and original, taking inspiration from the functionality and pure sense of a vessel. 

“It is not something that every single claim is too apparent. I thought that it would be nice to have warmth in design, but not argue too much.”

The aesthetic forms and unique palettes are infused with a sense of nostalgia, inspiring us to reflect and reminisce about time while using it in our daily lives.


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279 East 6th Ave

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Phone: 604 423 3679

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