SEIGADO GOLDEN BROWN COPPER TEA CANISTER
$236.00

Seigado Golden Brown Copper Tea Canister

USD $236

Only 7 pieces in stock!

This Copper Tea Canister made by Seigado, a metalworking workshop in Niigata Prefecture, features a golden brown color. Each piece is handmade using the traditional hammering technique of "Tsuiki". 

The ground color of the copper is accented with small flowers and horizontal strikes.

This copper tea canister is hermetically sealed to keep tea leaves tasty.
The top lid should be closed in such a way that the line of the rivets is aligned with the line of the rivets on the body. Otherwise, it will be difficult to open and close the lid.
When the top lid is inserted correctly, it will drop down smoothly. After that, turn it to the right and it will stop at the point where you hear a click.

This beautiful surface of golden brown coloration is the result of very delicate work as shown below.

1. A single copper sheet is hammered into shape and then cleaned to remove any oil or other contaminants. 
2. Soaked in a sulfurizing solution to form an artificial rust coating.
3. Next, the black rust is polished off from the entire surface of the sake cup, taking into consideration the design and coloring of each piece. The black color is left only on the hammered surface to accentuate the shading.
4. Finally, the piece is soaked in boiling color solution made by traditional technique to develop a golden-brown color.

The color is brighter than that of ordinary sulfurized brown copper. As it is carefully used, it becomes more austere and atmospheric, and its color develops into a deeper hue.

Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • DimensionD7.7cm(3in)×H11cm(4.3in)
  • Capacity: 150g(0.3lb)
  • Material: Copper
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Seigado

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Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then. "Tsuiki'' is a metalworking technique that is derived from the words 'hammer' and 'raise', so this process literally means hammering and embossing copperware products. The traces of the hammering, the process of making are left as beautiful patterns on the products. There's a saying in Japan that things improve with good use, and Seigado's products have a charm that naturally makes us want to take good care of them. 

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In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.

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