Born in 1905 to Japanese parents, revered woodworker George Nakashima grew up in the forests of the Olympic Peninsula before studying architecture and traveling the world. He is known for his philosophy of honoring the soul of a tree through his work as a furniture maker. By giving a tree a new life, he hoped to bring people in harmony with nature. His daughter, Mira Nakashima, continues that legacy at the family’s woodworking studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Nakashima pieces are prized as everyday works of art by collectors and museums around the world.
These tea strainers are handcrafted in honey-toned cherry wood for Wonder Valley. Each one is signed by Mira Nakashima. They partner perfectly with our Japanese teas and wood-fired cups.