This finely milled green tea, produced by Mr Tsutsumi and his team comes from Mie Prefecture.
Naoshi (Chasen Holder) from Julie Lavoie | Tenmoku
An almost essential accessory for anyone using a chasen, the naoshi (chasen-holder )preserves the shape of the whisk while enabling it to dry properly.
In fact, drying a chasen upside down with the handle on a table increases the risk of surplus moisture in the base, where the fine fronds bind to the bamboo handle.
This piece is hand-turned by the Quebec ceramist Julie Lavoie.
To learn more about the approach of the artist, see the article devoted to it in our tea tasters blog.
The artisanal aspect of these naoshimakes them all unique. This why the colour gradients and volume may vary from one to another. Evidence of a work made by hand!
Height: 7 cm