Our Premium Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister is crafted from the bark of wild mountain cherry trees, native to the northern Japanese region of Akita. Painstakingly crafted, wild cherry bark products symbolise exquisiteness and quality in Japan, and are treasured by those who have them. Using a traditional technique that originated in Akita more than two centuries ago known as “kabazaiku”, our artisan maker Yatsuyanagi has been creating a wide range of premium wild cherry bark products since 1876.
Conventional cherry bark canisters are often polished to a glossy finish, but we love how this canister has been left unpolished, highlighting the natural texture of the cherry bark. Typifying the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic, the Premium Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister manages be both simple and natural, yet elegant at the same time. Achieving such a fine balance of simplicity and beauty requires quality materials and expert skills. Only flawless bark can be left unpolished, so the bark has to be carefully chosen and meticulously examined to ensure that it is perfect. The quality wild cherry bark is then dried for three years before it is made into beautiful tea and coffee canisters.
Sustainable Tradition of heirloom wild cherry bark products
An important feature in the making of kabazaiku cherry bark products is that the cherry bark is harvested in a way that does not harm the tree. Drawing on centuries of skill and knowledge, only the outer paper thin layer of bark is carefully harvested, allowing the outer bark to regenerate. This is a truly sustainable product – in a time when sustainability is more important to us than ever. What’s more, the company Yatsuyanagi is actively involved in cherry tree planting and the preservation of the natural environment, ensuring that these products can continue to be made for centuries to come.
This Premium Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister is intended for daily use and will last for decades, aging beautifully with time. In fact, years of daily use and handling will only enhance the appearance of your canister, adding a soft natural glow to the bark. This is not to say that you needn’t look after your natural cherry bark products, but Yatsuyanagi commonly receive canisters for repair that have been handed down through the same family for fifty years or more – real heirlooms. We do hope you will pass your Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister on to your grandchildren!
memorable Gifts for special occasions
Here at Shokunin Store, aesthetics are just the beginning. What also attracts us to this Premium Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister are the functional benefits that it offers. Japanese wild cherry bark is known for its humidity-resistant, anti-bacterial and mould-inhibiting properties, making it ideal for the storage of natural products that need to be kept clean and dry, and perfect for tea and coffee. In Japan, cherry bark has traditionally been used to make cases for botanical specimens, medicinals and teas. The Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister lasts for generations which makes it the perfect gift for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.
Premium Japanese Wild Cherry Bark Tea and Coffee Canister comes in two sizes; 100g and 150g. Please select your size from the drop-down option menu above.
Size: 7.8cm × 13.5cm
Capacity: 100g (coffee beans)
Size: 8.3cm × 14.6cm
Capacity: 150g (coffee beans)