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Kanaami-Tsuji

 

KANAAMI-TSUJI was established by Master Kenichi Tsuji. The workshop offers a collection of contemporary design objects for the kitchen, each inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of Kyo-Kanaami, or "metal knitting." Archeological digs have unearthed artifacts in the area of Kyoto demonstrating that this wiring technique has been used for the making of cooking utensils as far back as a millennium. Kanaami-Tsuji uses traditional hand-weaving techniques, such as kiku-dashi (chrysanthemum pattern) and kikko-ami (tortoise shell netting) that are traditionally used for tofu servers and tea strainers. The designs are both timeless and contemporary with intricate wiring-patterns resulting in elegant, jewlery-like kitchen accessories.