Beginning with Growing Bamboo
When you hear “Bamboo Tableware”, you might think “Isn’t it break easily?” or “Isn’t the color changes quickly?”, but please don’t worry. The products of NAKAYOSHI SHOJI CO. are very unique and trustworthy. The slogan for the company says “Better Materials Do Make a Better Product”. Ever since its establishment in 1988, NAKAYOSHI SHOJI CO. has been researching bamboo. It owns a bamboo field which is 18km2 in Jiangxi, China to grow about 1.5 million bamboos. Then, the bamboo is lumbered in the local factory, and shipped to Japan. Finally, at the factory in Yashio, Saitama, it turns into variety of different items through many process including, shaping, laser cutting, polishing and painting.
Delicate, yet Durable
To create durable item, the bamboo of NAKAYOSHI SHOJI.CO is coating up to 6 layers. Consequently, the bamboo tableware is admitted as dishwasher resistant which is very rare for products made of natural materials. In addition, this item is both safe and eco-friendly such as applying non-formaldehyde glue, and it is very popular for children. The type of bamboo the company grow is called Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis in English) which is well known for asexual reproduction. This occurs when the plant sends up new culms from underground rhizomes. The culms grow quickly (3-5years) and the plant does not die after harvesting. On the contrary, by harvesting the mature poles, the yield and quality of the plantation actually increases. NAKAYOSHI SHOJI provides both amazing products and eco-friendly lifestyle.