SEIGADO CHAKOBOSHI TEA WASTE CONTAINER
$256.00

Seigado Chakoboshi Tea Waste Container

USD $256

Only 5 pieces in stock!

This Chakoboshi Tea Waste Container 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.
"Chakoboshi", also known as "Kensui" has several uses.

1. To dispose of the water that heated the teapot or teacup.
2. After brewing tea, discard the water remaining in the teapot so that it can be used again for the second brewing.
3. After drinking the tea, throw away the tea leaves remaining in the teapot so that new tea leaves can be added and the tea can be drunk again.

In step 3, the lid with the hole is removed and the tea leaves are placed inside.

In the world of tea ceremony, the time spent putting tea leaves and hot water into a teapot and waiting for the tea to be served is also considered time spent with loved ones. In matcha and Sencha tea ceremonies, the utensils are brought out in front of the guests and the tea is served in front of them. This is an expression of the spirit of hospitality that the master himself prepares and serves the tea for his guests.

With "Chakoboshi", you can serve tea to all guests without having to go to the different room to dispose of hot water and tea leaves.

It is an item that makes you appreciate the world of tea more deeply.

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

  • DimensionD11.4cm(4.5in)×H7.7cm(3in), bottom D9cm(3.5in)
  • 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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