Seigado Sakura and Wind Pattern Copper Tea Canister
The upper lid has an incised Sakura ("cherry") blossoms pattern. The lid has a double structure with another copper plate under the incised pattern. The pattern and coloring are named "Kazemon" (wind pattern) to evoke the image of wind flowing in a purple-gold color.
This copper tea canister is hermetically sealed to keep tea leaves tasty.
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 traditional coloring technique is used for hammered copperware, which develops a deep blue color and also appears pale green when exposed to sunlight. As it is used with care, it becomes more austere and atmospheric, and its color changes to a deeper shade.
- Dimension: D7.7cm(3in)×H11cm(4.3in)
- Capacity: 150g(0.3lb)
- Material: Copper
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seigado
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