The SyuRo additive free soap is handcrafted in Japan and contains no artificial color or fragrance. This lovely soap is multipurpose and can be used for washing hands, dishes, or even clothing or spot cleaning.
During the manufacturing process, SyuRo soap is placed under hot water repeatedly to obtain a sparkling white soap that contains only the purest soap ingredients, and a produces foamy, creamy lather. The soap and brush are both rectangular for easy handling, and packaged neatly into the Nara wood box with lid, which can be repurposed and used on its own.
Soaps: 3 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches
Box: 4 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches
SyuRo means palm tree in Japanese, with its leaves that spread open like welcoming hands. This welcoming gesture and its connection to traditional hand-made Japanese goods, or monozukuri, is the driving concept behind SyuRo. Masuko Unayama launched the company in 2006, and in 2008 opened a shop in Tokyo, in old Edo's Shitamachi. The area itself is filled with classic typesetters, canning factories, cloth wholesalers, and hardware stores, and nestled among them are small, family-run workshops engaged in meticulous monozukuri. All SyuRo products, from tea canisters to chopsticks, are produced on an extremely small scale, with these traditional methods. Artisans and their craft, cultivated over many years, remain alive here. SyuRo strives to retain the treasures of our artisans in an age of global mass production, and visitors are welcome for regular events at the store that aim to deepen understanding of the manufacturing processes.