Kyoto Washi Tray - Karesansui Garden White


Kyoto's karesansui gardens are the raked gravel gardens in temples such as Ryoanji and Nanzenji, where rocks and gravel give the appearance of water and mountains. Our Kyoto Karesansui Garden Washi Trays also feature patterns that could be the raked gravel shapes of a temple garden or the ripples of koi under a pond's water.  


These little trays are perfect cup coasters. They are excellent for holding small items, such as jewellery, keys, coins, or desk stationery. And because they are wipe clean, they are ideal for presenting your mid-morning snacks!


Our beautiful washi trays come from an enchanting machiya store called Suzuki Shofudo, which is located in one of the old back lanes of Kyoto.


Suzuki Shofudo was established in Kyoto in 1893 as a manufacturer of traditional paper items. Kyoto is renowned for its beautiful kimono, and the kimono patterns are the inspiration for the paper patterns, which are dyed using a very traditional starch-resist technique. Repeated dyeing creates the beautiful rich colours!


You can find out more about our washi trays here!


Our washi trays are made traditionally from paper, so please use a damp tea towel to gently wipe them clean :)

Kyoto Washi Paper Tray - Karesansui Garden White

SKU: WT 32
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