'Taiko' Wood Tea Strainer Set by Gato Mikio
The region of Yamanaka in Ishikawa is known throughout Japan for the quality of its work in wood.
In contrast to the thick application of lacquer in the Wajima style, also in Ishikawa, Yamanaka lacquerware brings forward the character of the material.
Gato Mikio - originally founded in 1908 as a sawmill - is an established name in the Yamanaka wood work scene.
Its particular focus is in creating the most beautiful silhouettes, and in presenting the lines of the wood in an attractive, classic yet contemporary fashion.
This tea strainer set from the 'Taiko' series is a case in point, with the material the centre piece in the rounded wooden resting place for a metal strainer.
The dimensions are φ80×67mm, the wood is keyaki (zelkova) which has an urushi lacquer finish.