Japanese Chazutsu - 七々子塗 Nanako-nuri - Urushi Lacquer Tea Canister - 350ml

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This red chazutsu (tea caddy/canister) is made from wood coated with traditional urushi lacquer, and is decorated with the traditional Japanese pattern 'nanako-nuri' (七々子塗/fish egg coating).

This pattern is made using 'togidashi kawarinuri', a method in which rapeseeds (canola seeds) are scattered across the surface to make small circles while the lacquer is still wet. When the lacquer is dry, the seeds are removed and the lacquer is then polished thoroughly to bring out the elegant circular shape.

This process can be seen in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxWFF_n0ikQ.

This pattern gets its name from the resemblance of the circular shapes to 'nanako', or fish eggs. Featuring an airtight inner lid, this canister is perfect for keeping tea fresh.


8.5cm (3.3in) - width
9.7cm (3.8in) - height
350ml - capacity

Condition: Very good

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