KEYAKI KOMANURI (handcrafted container; capacity 60g)

Handcrafted container, diameter: 2.75inch (7.0cm), height: 3.54inch (9.0cm), 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. Three stripes in red, yellow and green accent the wooden tea container.

The stripe design on this tea container is called KOMA NURI in Japanese. KOMA means a toy spinning top, and NURI means painting in Japanese. KOMA is a traditional toy, played with during the New Year holiday celebration in Japan, and is said to be an auspicious item. Adding to that, each line colored in red, yellow and green is continuously circled around the Chazutsu container, and this everlasting stripe design without end traditionally indicates lasting peace, hope for the future, and prosperity of descendants for a long time. These three colors are well matched not only on the glossy wooden lacquer but also on the noble 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.




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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.


- 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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