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Tsubame-Tsuiki Hand-Pounded Copper Tea Canister 200g

This durable canister, each one handcrafted with intention, is perfect for storing tea leaves while keeping them protected and fresh.
    • 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.