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KENKAWAI Binchotan Charcoal Stick

€19,00 EUR

This traditionally handcrafted charcoal is made from Japanese holm oak from Kishu, Japan. Binchotan is the highest grade of charcoal, and it is known for its purifying and mineralising effects in the water or in the air.

The forests in Kishu, Japan, have been maintained and harvested by skilled craftsmen who have been gathering knowledge and perfecting their skills over generations. The slow growing Japanese holm oak used for the making this charcoal stick has a finely pored structure and high density, and would be baked over several days – at first at low temperatures, and then changed to a high temperature with restricted oxygen. In order to trap the carbon, the charcoal would be "put out" with white ash at the finish, and which gives the "white" charcoal its name.

It mineralises and purifies tap water by absorbing unhealthy chemicals and lime, making the tap water clean and much softer to drink. This product can be used also as an air freshener, as the sticks would capture automatically the odor from the air from its anti-odor feature. Furthermore, it can be used as a natural fertilizer for plants after its lifespan, and could provide a good protection against electro-smog.

When simply added to a carafe of water, the thousands of microscopic cavities left in the wood effortlessly remove unwanted toxins and impurities, while softening and improving waters taste. Completely natural, the sticks are great for the garden and can be disposed of in soil once they start to diminish in efficacy.

Size: Dia. 15 x L150 mm
Effective to filter: 2 litres of water
Suggested lifespan: 4 to 6 months
User instruction: it is recommended to boil the stick at 100 degrees every 3 weeks, in order to clean and to remove the potentially absorbed bad elements from the stick.

Fair trade, 100% Recyclable, tree-free product labels, printed with vegetable inks. Bio-degradable, recycle-compatible adhesives. Bio-degradable wrapping and bag.

Please note that the carafe is not included.

 

Original gift packing

with our traditional Japanese white rice bags

Customized original Japanese gift bag

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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • white rice bag, Japan model 3kg
  • closed up and tied manually by our team, with white wraping strings

 

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We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to modern demands. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

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17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
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Bows & Arrows is a concept store selling a selection of contemporary Japanese lifestyle brands: 

  • A variety of Stationary brands and accessories chosen for style, quality, functionality, and design
  • Candles, incense, and fragrance for the home or workplace
  • Decorative Items and traditional dolls
  • Bath accessories and design soaps
  • Cosmetics using Japanese ingredients with cleansing, moisturizing, and reparative qualities
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  • Kitchenware tools and accessories, both traditional and modern
  • Towel and brush collections for a variety of technical uses in the kitchen, home, bath.
  • Knives and scissors from the famed Banshu Hamono district
  • Durable, water resistant washi paper products to carry your belongings
  • Accessories and bags from the cult brand "Porter-Yoshida&Co"
  • Apparel selected for quality, comfort, and durability
  • A selection of Antiques found through Japanese antique dealers
  • A selection of Food that we have researched to find the best quality using natural ingredients
  • A selection of sake, shochu, spirits, and whiskeys
  • Limited edition items exclusively made for Bows & Arrows, only available at the store

To make our selection, we travel to Japan several times per year and draw on the knowledge of our Japanese curator friends. We attend many trade shows to find new products in that are being produced. We also get inspiration from our connections among designers, craftsmen, artists, galleries, and workshops or small factories.

The store exclusively sells: 

  • Japanese brands
  • Products made by skilled craftsmen
  • Contemporary and good-design products
  • Products that everyone can enjoy and use in their daily life

The store receives new items from Japan, always changing, always bringing new surprises, and/or inviting new artists and craftsmen for special events.

Bows & Arrows also organizes events where customers can experience Japanese culture such as Ikebana flower arrangements, tea ceremony or Japanese gift wrapping, screenings, music nights, calligraphy, and a variety of other Japanese traditional crafts.

Bows & Arrows is the retail branch of the « Japan- Best » distribution company based in Paris, dealing with the international wholesale distribution of a variety of Japanese brands.