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Kanaami-Tsuji

 

KANAAMI-TSUJI is a family-owned workshop established in Kyoto by Master Kenichi Tsuji. The workshop carries-on the traditional Kyo-Kanaami techniques ('metal knitting' in Japanese). Each piece is hand-crafted by the meticulous hands of Master Kenichi Tsuji, his son Toru Tsuji and their team of artisans. The collection encompasses contemporary design kitchen utensils and tea service accessories. 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 time-honored hand-weaving techniques, such as kiku-dashi (chrysanthemum pattern) and kikko-ami (tortoise shell netting).The two weaving patterns 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. 

 

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