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Fuukidou

Tubame-tsuiki Hand-pounded Copper Tea Canister 200g

$688.00
  • φ 7.5cm x H 14.8cm (φ 3inches x H 5.8inches)
  • 200g (7 onces)
  • Copper 33% Tin 50% Silver 17%

‘Tsubame-Tsuiki’ Copperware is a metalwork technique originating from Tsubame, Niigata during the mid-Edo period, using copper extracted from Mt. Yahiko. ‘Tsuiki’ is the hand-hammering technique, consisting of thousands of meticulous strikes to create a resilient, strong, texturized, and shiny finish.

Fuukidou was founded by Mr. Fujii in 1945 in Tsubame-city, and is currently practiced by the father and son duo representing the 3rd generation.

The technique has been designated a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1981, and is considered a national treasure.