Suzutsu Tea Caddy (Large) / Natural

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A standard tea caddy with a knob-less design that enables the inner lid to be used as a tea scoop when putting tea leaves into the teapot. It is constructed using a special technique used to make cylinders for tea caddies, which is known as the "Katamono" technique. The cherry barks are glued or pressed onto wood, wrapped around a cylindrical mold, and then ironed with a heated trowel. The pattern of cherry bark is known as Natural, in which the surface is thinly scraped and polished to a high shine. This Suzutsu series has won the Good Design Award in 2013.

  • Area: Kakunodate, Akita Prefecture
  • Brand: DENSHIRO
  • Material: Cherry bark and natural wood
  • Size: 82 x H122mm
  • Capacity: Approx. 150g of tea leaves
  • This product comes with its original box.

Brand: Denshiro

A 170-year-old Kabazaiku (traditional Japanese cherry bark craft) maker in Akita Prefecture. Studio Fujiki Denshiro was established as a Kabazaiku wholesaler in the early years and transformed into a leading manufacturing studio by the late sixth-generation owner. 

Instructions for use

To use this product safely and comfortably, please follow the instructions below:

  • Storing tea leaves in the products will maintain the appropriate humidity and keep them in the best condition.
  • If the glue smell bothers, leave a small amount of tea leaves inside the tea caddy for a few days before using it to store the tea leaves. This will help to neutralize the slight smell of the tea caddy.
  • Wipe products occasionally with a soft cloth along the grain of the wood.
  • Use products for their intended purpose only.
  • To avoid peeling, keep away from water.
  • Do not leave in highly humid conditions for an extended period of time.
  • Do not use the product in places subject to water to keep out mold. In case of getting wet, please wipe with a dry cloth.
  • To prevent distortion, cracks, and color deterioration, avoid direct sunlight.
  • Do not use it in a microwave or oven.
  • As these are handmade products made of a natural material, each piece will look slightly different.

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