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KEYAKI KURO MEHAJIKI (handcrafted container)

Handcrafted container, diameter: 2.75inch (7.0cm), height: 3.74inch (9.5cm), capacity: 60g tea leaves
Traditional Yamanaka Nuri lacquer craft

This lacquered wood container is crafted following Japanese tradition. The wood is from the Japanese Zelkova tree, known in Japan as KEYAKI. Japanese artisans use KEYAKI for traditional wooden lacquer because the wood is strong and the grain is quite beautiful. It is the ideal surface on which to apply traditional Japanese lacquer. The glossy and deep black lacquer color gives a mature and profound feeling to the container.

KURO means black, and MEHAJIKI is one of the craft techniques used to paint lacquer. The glossy and deep black color evokes a noble and majestic atmosphere. Horizontal lines, on the vertical wood grain, add fine accent to the teaware, and are well harmonized not only with the black lacquer but also with the container. MEHAJIKI is one of the techniques that feature the natural grain of the wood. The curved grain on the rim and the bottom of the body, and the vertical grain around the body are well reflected by the glossy black lacquer. This technique maximizes the natural beauty of the Zelkova tree, which is known for its exquisite wood grain.

This Chazutsu is coated with lacquer four times. Lacquer craft gains the deepness of color and shine and increases in intensity with each new layer or coat of lacquer. This Chazutsu is made from only natural wood and lacquer material grown in the local area and crafted by traditional techniques passed down for many generations.

We are certain that this genuine traditional craft would enhance your green moment.

The capacity is 60g for loose leaf tea.
Specially packaged in a special carton box.
Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!

Price:US$108.00

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Yamanaka Nuri

Yamanaka Nuri is well known for high quality lacquer ware. Yamanaka is located in Ishikawa Prefecture and faces the Sea of Japan. It is about 200km (124miles) from Kyoto, which had been the MIYAKO capital of Japan for over a thousand years. There are many sophisticated works in Yamanaka Nuri lacquer craft.

Directions

- If you feel uncomfortable with the smell of new lacquer ware before use, leave it in an airy room for a few days. The lacquer smell will disappear.
- Never soak lacquer ware in water for a long time.
- Never leave lacquer ware in direct sunlight or high humidity, to avoid the risk of transformation, discoloration and mold.
- If you find an oily spot or fingerprint on your product, wipe with a soft cloth or paper carefully.
- Never use scrubbing brushes, scouring powders or a dish washing machine.

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