This multicoloured chazutsu (tea caddy/canister) is made from metal coated with traditional urushi lacquer, and is decorated with the traditional Japanese pattern 'kara-nuri' (唐塗/unique coating).
This pattern is characterized by the speckled spots made when lacquer is applied using a special pallet knife with multiple circular holes. After the lacquer dries, it is polished and another layer is added using the special tool.
This process repeats many times until the pattern is built up. Each product coated with this lacquer is a one-of-a-kind item due to the intricate and time-consuming nature of the craft. This process can be seen in action here: https://youtu.be/HxWFF_n0ikQ?t=1036
Featuring an airtight inner lid, this canister is perfect for keeping tea fresh.
8.4cm (3.3in) - width
9.2cm (3.6in) - height
350ml - capacity
Condition: Good (signs of wear on the inside, please see photos)
Ships from Thailand
Like what you see? Follow us on Instagram @tezumitea and comment 'I love tea' on any photo for a chance to win free teaware!