The kenzan of the 21st century is here! Introducing the resin kenzan!
Hyperbole aside, this is a revolutionary kenzan. The pins are brass but the base is made of a hard polyester resin. It will take the usual heavy branches that a regular kenzan would. It is translucent, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible. It contains no lead; therefore, it is quite lightweight.
So how does it stay stable? It works with another revolutionary product, the double-suction kenzan mat!
The mat is made of silicone resin. There are suction cups on both sides of the mat. One side adheres to the container while the other side holds the kenzan steady. It may look like a soap holder, but the suction quality is infinitely better. The kenzan will stay in place!
The mat is available in two colours: black and clear. Choose according to the colour of your container.
Of course, you can also use it with the traditional kenzan. The weight of the steel kenzan plus the suction cups will increase the stability. It is the ultimate kenzan mat!
Whether you use it with traditional or resin kenzan, the mat will keep the kenzan solidly (but within limits of course!) in place. To all of you who know the difficulty of moving a moribana arrangement, this now becomes easier to do!
Extra bonus: you can use these mats in the kitchen too. Use it as a base for your mixing bowl while you're whipping up some cream, for example! :-)
Made in Japan.