Odate Magewappa Cup Kai

Traditional steam-bending wooden mugs

Among the many traditional Japanese crafts, the magewappa technique from the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture, really stands out: using steam to bend thin slabs of wood into all kinds of curves, the artisans at Odate create amazingly beautiful items that could stand as decorative objects but are actually meant to be used on a daily basis. Items like the Odate Magewappa Cup Kai, which becomes part of your daily coffee or tea routine and turns the mundane into a unique experience!

You can get the Odate Magewappa Cup Kai in two color combinations: they both come with a top and handle in the natural color of Akita's sugi cedar, the main wood used for the magewappa technique, but the bottom is available in either white or maroon, giving each type of cup its own personality. And if you're wondering why the cup deviates from the all-natural wood that is the standard for magewappa, the answer is that this is a special design by award-winning Tokyo-based designer Yumi Terauchi!

Specs and Features:

  • Colors: white, maroon
  • Capacity: 250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
  • Material: Akita sugi (cedar)
  • Microwave oven-compatible
  • Design: Yumi Terauchi
  • Traditional Akita Prefecture magewappa steam-bending wood craft product
  • Dimensions: 80 x 75 mm (3.1 x 2.8")
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