ambai is a brand devised by Makoto Koizumi, a designer with a reputation for carefully crafting items who is involved in the design of all kinds of items related to daily life from chopsticks to architecture.
ambai items are finely crafted within Japan. An association of creators and designers make full use of regional features and skills finely toning the performance, materials, shape etc of an item. In this way, ambai aims to make items that are good for the user.
Sawara, one of the Five Sacred Trees of Kiso, is a material that is more resistant to moisture than cypress which has been used as a otoshibuta lid since ancient times. This lid stops food from falling apart while being cooked and helps for even cooking.
The edge is designed diagonally, making it easy to put in and take out of pots. The round hole can be used when drying - you can hang it on a hook etc.
●Materials: Kiso sawara (uncoated)
●Size (approx.): Measurements: 150 x 150 x 30mm
●Weight (item only): approx. 70g
●Weight (including packaging material): approx. 75g
●Made in Gifu Prefecture
●Brand Name: ambai
*Sawara's characteristic resin may ooze out, but this will not effect your health at all. So use with peace of mind.
*In order to reduce sawara's distinctive smell, boil in hot water for approx. 10 minutes before use. Also, the smell will reduce as you use it.
*Avoid using a dishwasher or dryer as this may cause warping or damage.
*Do not put in the microwave.
*As each item is hand-made individually, the wood grain, color and shape may differ slightly from the photos, and the measurements may vary slightly too.
*Should there be no stock, item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item, delivery may be delayed. Contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
Item No. W11726
Item weight 75.00g