SEIGADO TALES OF A CENTURY INDIGO BLUE CHIRORI COPPER SAKE CARAFE
$842.00

Seigado Tales of a Century Indigo Blue Chirori Copper Sake Carafe

USD $842

Only 6 pieces in stock!

This Chirori, copper sake carafe, has graceful curves and deep blue color. This is a product that is a brushed-up version of a standard product of Seigado, the metalwork studio in Nigata prefecture.

After melting copper into a sheet form, it is hammered into shape using the hammering technique called "Tsuiki", making the piece seamless.

This products is part of a project launched by Niigata Prefecture under the theme of "Tales of a Century," products to be used for the next 100 years. It is created by an outside designer and aims to coexist with the warmth of craftsmanship and sophisticated design.

It is suitable for heating sake by dipping it in a pot filled with hot water. The good thermal conductivity of the metal allows it to warm up quickly, and it also makes cold sake look cool and refreshing. Please be careful when holding the handle after warming it up. 

The handle is wrapped with a wisteria vine, so it can also be used for heating sake.

The inside of the carafe is tin-plated as tin is suitable for storing water and other liquids because of its ability to purify what is put inside. It is also suitable for enjoying the taste of alcohol itself since it does not retain any odor.

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

1. Soak the copper in a thin sulfur solution to darken it.
2. Immediately rinse well with water and dry.
3. Polish the surface with a cloth. The black color becomes shiny and the hammered finish also appears.
4. Polish the surface more vigorously and carefully.
5. Next, boil Seigado's secret colored water solution.
6. Boiled for a short time in the boiling solution.
7. Immediately, the pot is rinsed with water and dried.
8. Then a deep indigo color appears.
Delivered in a wooden box which makes it a perfect gift for your loved ones.

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.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Dimension: [Excluding the handle]D6.5cm(2.6in) x H14cm(5.5in), bottom D4.7cm(1.9in), handle 12.5cm (4.9in)
  • Capacity: 300ml(9.5oz)
  • Wooden Box: 17cm(6.7in) x 19.5cm(7.7in) x H8.7cm(3.4in)
  • Material: Copper, Tin
  • 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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