The Yasukiyo Wooden Dripper is beautifully handcrafted using the Yamanaka-shikki lacquerware method, resulting in a product of both intricate design and lasting quality.
Yamanaka-shikki lacquerware originated in the Ishikawa prefecture of Japan, and the methods themselves have been used since the 18th century. Pieces are carved one-by-one by skilled artisans, masters of turning the lathe and carefully applying the blade to manipulate and shape the wood.
The secret of Yamanaka-shikki craftsmanship is tategidori – the way in which the artisans trim the wood used in crafting their wares. Tategidori involves the cutting of wood horizontally, along the grain, rather than the common practice of cutting vertically. This results in a finished product that is far more durable and lasting – a quality that can be appreciated in any century.
This brilliant and time-honored craftsmanship allows the Yasukiyo Wooden Dripper to easily withstand hot water; Intricately-carved latitudinal ribs contain the water within the dripper for the perfect amount of time, extracting all of the nuanced flavors and aromas from the coffee within.
You will be surprised and delighted by the light weight of this durable and attractive piece of usable art!
Wonderful to look at and perfect to use. Can not get better. Highest reccomendation.
Strong, durable and long lasting. Go Japan keep making some of the best products in the world.
Yeah, Yasukiyo Wooden Dripper is beautifully crafted. The wood grain, its elegant curves -- always a conversation starter. This is a simple, durable addition to any coffee making set-up. It can be used a variety of different ways, and only adds to the perfection in your craft.
I wanted one of these beauties ever since I came across Kurasu a couple years back, and I'm so, so happy to use it every day!
very nice product.....
Actually, its really good. First thing, wood is insulating, which means it keeps whatever is inside warm (much like plastic, but healthier) and doesnt leak heat. Something you do want for good dripper.
Second thing, its quite beautiful. Yea maybe not important, but if you do use it daily, better have nice to look at piece of gear. Also its very light (cause its dried wood).
Third, apart filters recommended by Kurasu, you can also use Kalita 155 (I do that mostly) or you can fold down Chemex (works about perfect). In short pretty much anything that fits.
Fourth, it doesnt have any taste. Also why you probably should buy completely natural wood version. Which I did.
To sum it up, its nice, works well, its not terribly expensive and I like it.