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Bamboo tin tea caddy, ''shutake'', red

Bamboo tin tea caddy, ''shutake'', red

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Tin work is a traditional craft from Ôsaka, dating back to the seventeenth century, but in fact tinware has been produced in Japan for over 1300 years. Tin from Ôsaka is called “Ôsaka-Naniwa suzu.”
This Ôsaka-Naniwa tin tea caddy has been decorated with smooth, shiny bamboo motifs on a red body roughened with “ibushi.” This effect was produced by plunging the object into an acid bath, but prior to that, the motifs were painted so that the metal under the paint would not be attacked. This brought out the shiny polish of the bamboo. Finally, the red colour was obtained by coating the tea caddy in red lacquer.
Capacity: around 100 g (3.5 oz) of Japanese green tea
φ 6.8 cm (2.6 in) × H 11 cm (4.3 in)

*These works are made one-by-one, by hand, so it is possible that their shape and colour may be slightly different from in the photos. Thank you for your understanding.

- Tin is a soft metal: beware of denting or deforming it.
- Lift the lid off vertically.
- Do not expose it to direct heat. (Tin has a very low melting point: 235°C / 455°F.)
- Do not keep it in the freezer.
- Do not put in the dishwasher.
- Do not put in the microwave.


Bamboo tin tea caddy, ''shutake'', red

USD $373.33

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