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Japanese bentwood drink wear
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Haori Cup is Japanese bentwood drink wear.  We have united two of the Japanese traditional crafts, “Hasami Yaki” and “Hakata Magemono” to make the “Haori Cup”. Both “Hasami Yaki” and “Hakata Magemono” receives high evaluation and is well known in Japan however it is still unknown to the world. When I'm around the origin of manufacturing the two traditional crafts, I wanted to create a value of a new traditional craft. Therefore, I have combined the two together in order to better highlight each of their characteristics.

The motif of “Haori Cup” is the Japanese cloth called “Haori”. Wrapping the cup by wood bent like cloth, we dress up Japanese traditional pottery with Japanese traditional cloth.

In order to fully bring out the best of each of the traditional crafts, we have kept each of the designs simple, so it will form a much more beautiful proportion once the two products are combined together as well as so you can stack each product on top of each other when not in use.

In Haori Cup, we are using the clay that is mined from Amakusa district which is located in the southern part of Japan. This clay is a senior grade of "Eri Jou" in raw materials of the porcelain.

The most important technology used in “Haori Cup” is the “Hakata Magemono”.  That is a traditional Japanese technique to bend a single wooden plate by hand. Normaly wooden plates are bent, it breaks into pieces. Therefore, we bend the wooden plate after we soften them by boiling in hot water. Nevertheless, another factor a wooden plate cracks is when it is a cross grain wood. In order to avoid them from cracking, a straight grain wooden plate must be used. It simply brings out the appeal of wood and every product has its own individual flavor and warmth.

Back when wooden products were still common, a number of Hakata Magemono factories were in production, however the number of manufacturer has dropped down to 2 due to the spread of plastic products. The following images depict one of the two artisans only remaining today. Mr. Tokugoro Shibata, which is the artisan in the photo is currently 87 years of age and has been in this industry for more than 70 years.

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We want everyone around the world to experience the touch of Japan. Insulating one’s hands from the heat of hot drinks and absorbing the condensation formed by cold drinks.

  • The technique to make a beauty clear white colored Hasamiyaki which is so thin that it emits light through itself.
  • The insulation and absorbency born from one piece of Hakata Magemono wooden plate.

We have combined the two special features and designed a cup where you can enjoy comfortably when drinking both hot and cold drinks.

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We have launched this project on kickstarter as we would love to have each and every one of you to experience the best of both Hasami Yaki and Hakata Magemono and we need your help to make this happen!

A big thank you to all of you supporting our campaign!! We are grateful to everyone to your pledge,share and love.
A big thank you to all of you supporting our campaign!! We are grateful to everyone to your pledge,share and love.
Thank you for supporting !!
Thank you for supporting !!
Stretch Goal Reached at $60,000 !! Thank you !
Stretch Goal Reached at $60,000 !! Thank you !
The specification is currently under discussion with the factory.
The specification is currently under discussion with the factory.
After funding we would ask your preference of the stamp on the survey.
After funding we would ask your preference of the stamp on the survey.

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Risks and challenges

As with any product manufacturing project, there can be unforeseen risks. Making products can encounter unplanned obstacles along the way, such as manufacturing processes and quality issues.

- If a cup arrives damaged, please let us know within 7 days with detailed photos and we will send you a replacement cup.

- The color of the cup shown in the screen is delicately different from the actual color.

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    ONE HAORI CUP: Handmade Haori Cup to make you feel "WA". Pick 1 color from SAKE(White) / CAFE(Brown) / GREEN TEA(Light Green).

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!: TWO HAORI CUPS FOR $39 EACH. These cups will never be offered at this price again. Pick 1 color from SAKE(White) / CAFE(Brown) / GREEN TEA(Light Green).

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    TWO HAORI CUPS: Handmade Haori Cups to enjoy with your friend. Pick 1 color from SAKE(White) / CAFE(Brown) / GREEN TEA(Light Green).

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    TWO HAORI CUPS for ASSORTED: Handmade Haori Cup to enjoy with your friend. You can receive two cups assorted colors. Including: SAKE(White) + CAFE(Brown).

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    FOUR HAORI CUPS: Handmade Haori Cups to throw a tea party!! You can receive four cups assorted colors. Including: SAKE(White) + CAFE(Brown) + GREEN TEA(Light Green) + SAKURA(Light Pink). Wow Stretch Goal!!

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