June 25, 2019

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8/10 hachigatsu-toka (10th August) Project

新潟の大地と人々が育んだお米と桐のものづくり。 Uonuma Koshihikari Meets Kamo Kiri Rice Box.

Uonuma Koshihikari Rice

Uonuma Koshihikari is one of the most famous and popular rice brands in Japan.
It has a distinct taste, shine, stickiness, and fluffiness when it’s cooked.
It has been planted and grown organically in tanada*.
* Rice fields on the different levels of mountain
Almost all the production was done by hand.

Iketani - Iriyama Villages

The M6.8 earthquake hit the area in 2004 and destroyed the tanada.
Many people had no choice but to leave the village and give up farming in small villages of Iketani – Iriyama in the mountain.
A group of young people decided to move to those villages wanting to restart growing rice in tanada.
Since then, a few more people joined and worked with the villagers who remained in the area.
Your purchases will help and support the continuity of the village and the production of fantastic rice in the beautiful tanada.

Minamiuonuma city

How to Cook Brown Rice

  1. Wash the rice in a colander few times under running water.
  2. Soak the rice in water (preferably mineral water) for a couple of hours.
  3. Put the soaked rice and fresh water, double the amount of rice into a pot with a pinch of salt.
  4. Bring the pot to a boil first. When it comes to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for fifty minutes.
  5. Last twenty minutes, turn the heat up in order to rid of any moisture in the pot.
  6. After twenty minutes, turn it off and leave it to stand for ten minutes.

And then ready to serve.

* Adds some brown rice to white rice and make it healthier.
 It offers another unique taste of this rice. Adjust amount of water to your preference.
 If you prefer softer rice, add more water when you cook.

Kamo Kiri Tansu X Rice Box

This is a unique wooden small rice box specially created by ‘Kamo Kiri Tansu’ craftsmen. It has been made of discarded pieces of the high-grade Kiri Tansu.
The soft and extremely smooth surface of box shows the attention to details of highly skilled craftsmen.
No coating materials or formalin adhesives are used in the products, so it is safe and ideal for keeping dry food fresh for longer.
Also Natural plant based paint has been used for the coloured lids.

Traditional Crafts Kamo Kiri Tansu

Kamo is known as the largest producer of Kiri Tansu* and it started making them over 220 years ago.
* Japanese-style chest made from paulownia
Suzuki Ishitaro Tansu started their business in 1887 and became well established in producing traditionally crafted furniture in the area.
Suzuki brothers are veterans who have worked there all their lives.
Younger brother, Hiroaki has started making interesting artifacts from his creative ideas along with the furniture making.

Suzuki Ishitaro Tansu
photo : mika nakanishi

Our Products

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Product : 8/10 hachigatsu-toka Project
Uonuma Koshihikari Brown Rice in Kamo Kiri Rice Box with Spoon

Reservations are welcomed!
Normally it takes about 15days for a product. All of them are hand-made therefore we ask for your patience.

5,000Yen (tax-included) and shipping cost

Color : Yellow, Natural, Brown, Red, Blue
Size : 100W×100D×110H mm
Material : Japanese paulownia, Plant-based paints (Yellow, Brown, Red, Blue)
Content of Rice Box : about 500g
Weight of Rice : 300g

加茂桐米びつ5kg+1合升付き+魚沼産コシヒカリ 山清水米 玄米2合セット

Product : 8/10 hachigatsu-toka Project
Uonuma Koshihikari Brown Rice in Kamo Kiri Rice Box with Japanese Measure Cup

Reservations are welcomed!
Normally it takes about 40days for a product. All of them are hand-made therefore we ask for your patience.

Content of Rice Box : about 10kg

45,360Yen(tax-included) and shipping cost

Color of Rice Box : Natural
Weight of Rice : 300g

Content of Rice Box : about 5kg

37,800Yen(tax-included) and shipping cost

Color of Rice Box : Natural
Size : 220W×320D×270H mm
Weight of Rice : 300g

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