Handmade Wooden Japanese Kumiko Coasters
Kumiko is a traditional technique used in making wooden furniture in Fukuoka (Kyu-Shu island) area.
These wooden designs are made without a single nail and the pieces hold each-other just like a 3D puzzle.
Enjoy these unique wooden creations as a coaster or even as a Christmas ornament. They are all handmade and every single piece is unique. Please select the pattern you like.
Please handle with care!
- Do not put in dishwasher
- Only wash gently with your hands and water
- If stained, you can use a wet sponge to gently remove the dirt
Meanings of Each Pattern
Hemp Leaf (麻の葉/Asa no Ha)
Meaning: as hemp grows straight up, it has a meaning of "growth" or "children's health".
It is also a strong and beautiful pattern that represents Japan. A charm to avoid evil.
Sesame Pattern (胡麻柄/Goma Gara)
The straight lines represents a part of a sesame pod.
Sesame has long been used for medicine to promote longevity for many centuries. Therefore the meaning is "A prayer for long life".
Double Cherry Blossoms (八重桜/Yae Zakurea)
A very typical Japanese spring flower. Spring is associated with "a beginning" and it is a meant to be a lucky charm for many people.
Double Cherry Blossom Tortoise Shell (八重桜亀甲/Yae Zakurea Kikkou)
A geometric hexagon pattern that resembles a turtle shell. Turtles are also a symbol of "longevity" and it is also a festive pattern.
Double Hemp (八重麻/Yae Asa)
A double hemp leaf pattern. A more complicated version of "Hemp Leaf" pattern.
Evolved Hemp (変り麻の葉/Kawari Asa No Ha)
An even complicated version of "Hemp Leaf" pattern.
Flower Kumiko (花組子/Hana Kumiko)
Designer's original pattern.
While preserving tradition, the designer wanted to make this design even more intricate and unique.