Precipitation and Extraction Type Tea Dripping
Our goal is to exceed the quality of Kyusu.
A tea utensil that marks a new chapter in 800 year’s history of Japanese tea.
Kyusu, a traditional Japanese tea pot, is said to have been born about 300 years ago. You can also see it in Ukiyo-e, and its figure has hardly changed and now it is. TOKINE was produced to aim to be a tea utensil which exceeds Kyusu with current technology.
We thought a tea utensil which exceeds Kyusu has three elements combine “A tea utensil that anyone can easily bring out the original taste, aroma, savory and bitter taste of Japanese tea”, “A tea utensil that fits your lifestyle” and “A tea utensil that make you enjoy brewing tea.”
A conclusion we have made after a great deal of thought is that “Precipitation and Extraction Type.”
There are two necessary conditions for extracting good tea. “To make the space for tea leaves spreading” and “Not to shake tea leaves during extracting.” The body of TOKINE extracts the tasty components well because there is enough space for tea leaves spreading, and extracts them without shaking because of the method of dripping.
Enjoy your tea time with TOKINE, which it brings out crisp and rich taste, and you will come to like the process to brew tea.
TOKINE has no “wire netting” which is usually used in Kyusu and glass utensils. We pursued “no metals” without compromise to keep the natural taste of Japanese tea. You can enjoy the delicate and rich taste as Japanese tea is.
-The material that combines a warmth of pottery and a strength of porcelain-
“Semi porcelain” is used as part of TOKINE’s body and filter. It is a material that combines good points of a pottery and a semi porcelain which has a warm touch made from soil and are added a moderate strength. You can wash it with a high-temp dishwasher because it is less water absorbency than a pottery.
-You can enjoy the color of beautiful green-
The extracted tea is poured into a glass server little by little. Being able to enjoy the Japanese tea color which has a vivid and beautiful green is that only a glass could. Relaxing and Gazing out the view of glass server is a healing time with tea too.
We’d like you to listen the TOKINE’s sound during extracting tea. After pouring hot water, you can hear the water dripping “drip drip” and the sound as if the clock is ticking until the tea leaves open. Pull the knob in the end, you can hear the sound like murmuring stream. “Listening the pleasant sound of extracting” these processes to brew tea will be also a healing time.
Takeshi Ishiguro (Right side of the photo)
He graduated from Industrial Design Department, Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and joined IDEO in 1996. “Rice Salt & Pepper shaker” announced in 1998 and a humidifier “Chimney” announced in 2007 has been in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began working on his own after he had quitted IDEO in 2002 and developed a foldable photography backdrop for the International Space Station with JAXA. (It was used at Space Station “KIBOU” later.)
Shoji Ito (Left side of the photo)
Born in 1971. After he had graduated from Tama Art University in Japan, he was in charge of the research-and-study and workshop at NTT Inter Communication Center from 1997 and then the Planning design manager at Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. in 2002, the product development manager at the Europe Office. He became independent in 2009.
YOSHIMURA PACKAGE PARTNERS Co., Ltd.
https://www.yoshimura-pack.co.jp/ Togoshi 4-7-15, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo