WHAT IS BYOBU? “Furosaki Byoubu” has been a crucial part of the tea ceremony in Japan going back more than 400 years. SkyBlue originates from “Furosaki Byobu”. It is best described in English as a “special folding screen”. The tea ceremony itself is a wel [...]

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MATERIAL1.SKY BLUE GLASS The special features and uniqueness of SKYBLUE  come from a technology called electrochromic. The color of glass changes smoothly from blue to clear. The physics behind this is not so complicated: By sandwiching special gel ink be [...]

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MATERIAL2. HINOKI(Japanese cypress) We are using a wood called “Japanese Cypress” as the material for the frames of SKYBLUE. We call it “Hinoki” in Japanese, and it has been used for temples and shrines for more than 1300 years. For example, the famous Ho [...]

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MATERIAL3.URUSHI(Japanese lacquer) SKYBLUE is coated with Japanese lacquer. It is a natural paint produced by the varnish tree, and it has a long life durability. Some products which were coated with the Japanese lacquer paint more than several hundred yea [...]

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SKYBLUE COASTER You can spruce up a table just by using a SKYBLUE COASTER on which to place  a coffee mug! SIZE (HxWxD): 30mm x 85mm x 85mm WEIGHT: 85g MATERIAL:  Japanese cypress, Glass and PLA FINISHING: Oil  [*not Urushi] POWER: battery (AAA)   [*no [...]

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SKYBLUE Ichimatsu Version

51 SKYBLUE GLASS panels are plased in a checkered pattern, and change color from blue to yellow slowly. You cannot program the pattern and timing of changing color. (The color changes at the same time.)  Finishing of SKYBULE Ichimatsu Version is Oil. &nbs [...]

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SKYBLUE Full Spec Version

  This is our pride! It uses 102 SkyBlue glass panels. You can experience the cosmos. You can program the pattern and timing of changing color.  Finishing of SKYBULE Full Spec Version is Urushi.   SIZE (HxWxD): 970mm x 300mm x 30mm x2 WEIGHT: 2. [...]

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Information (SKYBLUE Project)

TIMELINE deveropment April 2017 Fully functional prototype May 2017 Gerber out/PCB Making SMT August 2017 Final Trials September 2017 Quality test December 2017 Product fulfillment / shipping [...]

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About SKYBLUE Project Team

TOWA Co.,Ltd. Towa manufacturing is located downtown Tokyo, manufacturer of magnet. Towa also designs and manufactures SKYBLUE and SKYBLUE GLASS. URL address  4-14-11,Oomori-nishi,Oota-ku,Tokyo,Japan Forestry associati [...]

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