WASARA Redefines the Paper Tableware

wasara disposable paper dinnerware

The moment I laid my eyes on this Japanese disposable tableware, I said Wow! Now, that I am informed about the entire line up of WASARA, I am in total admiration.

Behind The Concept

For the first time around, a paper tableware collection is fashioned according to ancient Japanese culture and architecture. The forms and texture of the tableware are nothing like you have seen before on disposable tableware.

Stylish Green Living

WASARA is made from the pulp of tall perennial grasses called reed and a sugarcane waste called bagasse.

In forest-deprived countries, bagasse is a popular tree-free alternative for making paper. We can look at this disposable tableware as a sustainable product if we consider that its production reduces normal waste. Bagasse dinnerware is also more biodegradable and easier to recycle than paper goods.

Appealing to Our Senses

A curve that fits the natural handgrip provides better support and makes it easy to hold the plates with one hand. At the center of the design was the desire to infuse a handcrafted feel to the entire collection.

Typically in Japan, you eat in the tableware best suited for the ingredients or the recipe. This concept explains the extent of WASARA’s line up. The plates, Maru and Kaku, are available in small, medium and large. The Nagakaku trays are available in small and large format. Three bowls, a tumbler glass, a wine cup and a coffee cup complete the collection.

WASARA will hit the retail market at the end of August 2008. At this time, I have no clues on how much it will cost or where we can purchase the line. I will inform you as soon as I know more. Let’s hope it will be available outside Japan pretty soon.

+ Via Swissmiss and NOTCOT

  • Mari08
    August 12, 2008 at 17:39

    These disposable plates are beautiful land simplistic. Definitely keep us updated on the cost and location!

  • The Pissed Off Bride
    August 12, 2008 at 18:45

    OMG! I love thes. I have NEVER seen paper goods this nice. Thank you for sharing.

  • Bella
    August 12, 2008 at 20:10

    Those are so pretty!

  • Renée
    August 13, 2008 at 08:29

    Wow Kim, it’s sooo beautiful, what a fantastic concept!
    I want to buy it at the moment Notcote will have it available.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Flávia
    August 18, 2008 at 14:57

    I love this disposable linea !!! It will be wonderful to use in my catering company in Brazil !! Please make us update when it will be avaible outside japan .

    Thanks for Sharing
    I love your blog


  • cris
    June 15, 2009 at 22:23

    hi! i think those are just great. is there any way we could know how they make them? i mean the process and everything (must be fun to make them). thank you!