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Tin tea jar, ibushi

Tin tea jar, ibushi

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When we consider the 1300-year history of tin work in Japan, the Ôsaka-Naniwa suzu tradition may seem young, but this craft nonetheless dates back to the seventeenth century.
These works have been handmade by renowned artists who work with unimaginable precision. The covers of the jars are perfectly fitted so that these beautiful objects are extremely well sealed.
Moreover, since tin has no odor, these jars are ideal for keeping Japanese green tea.
This little Japanese tin jar for tea is decorated with gorgeous pine motifs. They were first hand painted before the object was placed in an acid bath that attacked the surface, except where it had been painted. The areas under the paint were protected and remain shiny and polished. A coating of lacquer created the black colour.
Capacity: around 50 g (1.75 oz) of Japanese green tea
φ 6.8 cm (2.8 in) × H 9 cm (3.5 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.

cat-naniwasuzu - 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.

Tin tea jar, ibushi

USD $400.00

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