Kana-ami Tsuji

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    Kana-ami Tsuji

    Daily cooking utensils with superb beauty

    Kana-ami Tsuji is one of a few shops in Kyoto that still preserves traditional metal knitting (metal wire) craft tradition.  They offer beautiful tofu scoopers and tea strainers made by incredibly fine metal knitting techniques.  Every piece is handmade.  There is a number of different techniques and methods of how to make a metal craft: how to hand-knit metal wires, how to form them into a plate for grill and how to attach the wires around the wooden container to provide additional stability.  Tsuji knows all of these intricate details and is able to achieve both easy-to-use and beautiful items.  Their tofu scooper and tea strainer has their original design that looks like a chrysanthemum flower and turtle shell.  This tradition requires an accurate sense of twisting and knitting and only experienced handwork by a craftsman can achieve such a complicated and delicate design.  Tsuji also produce new items matching a modern life style.  One of these items is a grill net with ceramic.  When based on this net, bread, rice cakes and vegetables become so soft and perfect due to the far-infrared ray effect. Metal baskets, strainers and many other beautiful kitchen items are displayed in the shop and you will be fascinated with yet another example of the beauty of traditional crafts in Kyoto. They have only one shop in Kyoto near Kodai-ji Temple.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,November issue,2011


    Name Kana-ami Tsuji
    Address 362-5 Masuya-cho, Kodaiji Minamimon-dori Shimogawara-higashi- iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075‐551‐5500
    Hours 10:00-18:00
    Closed Irregularly