The oldest karakami atelier in Japan, Kira Karacho, founded in Kyoto in 1624, is the source of the original Edo pattern which inspired our design.
All of its karakami have been hand-printed on Japanese washi papers with woodblocks, which number around 600 and have been handed down from generation to generation.
The image on this page is the woodblock that was used to make our packaging. It dates from the 1600s and uses images representing berries and fruit bringing our botanicals to mind.
Our bespoke glass bottle was made by Sakai Glass, a family company founded in 1906 with a reputation for peerless quality, attention to detail and a very traditional approach. KI NO BI is bottled by hand at The Kyoto Distillery.