Denshiro

Tea Canister - Kizutsu

$ 140
In continuous production for decades and beloved by generations in Japan, these beautiful canisters are now available to enjoy outside of Japan.

Made by Fujiki Denshiro Shoten, these are the gold standard in tea canisters. The longer you use a Denshiro canister, the more beautiful it appears. Made from wild cherry tree bark, simply handling the canister every day adds luster, bringing out the unique gleam of the wood. Valuable cherry bark is used even for the interior of the canister and lid, making for a premium article of rare beauty.

Denshiro

Denshiro is the brand produced by Fujiki Denshiro Shoten, a company that has been practicing kabazaiku in the town of Kakunodatemachi in Akita Prefecture since its establishment in 1851. Kabazaiku is a traditional art of making items using cherry tree bark. Only the bark is harvested from a tree's trunk so that it can regrow. The harvested bark is then thoroughly dried for 2 years before processing.

Raw cherry tree bark has a gray color and a granular surface. Once the raw bark has been scraped, the reddish-brown layer beneath is revealed. This layer is polished for increased luster, creating cherry tree bark’s characteristic color and sheen. A craftsman repeatedly scrapes and polishes each and every piece of bark, which will then be used in various products.

Superior Airtight Properties
Layers of cherry tree bark and paper-thin wood are glued together and wrapped around a cylindrical wooden mold. Then, a highly heated iron is carefully hand-pressed on the covered mold. The resulting cylinder is cut into several pieces to form the outer and inner parts of the canister and lid. Because all parts are made from the same cylinder, the canister maintains its superior airtight properties even when humidity levels change. An airtight storage environment protects tea leaves from moisture to retain freshness of aroma and taste.

Tea Canister - Kizutsu

Dimensions
• 4.9" H x 3.4" Ø

Materials
• Cherry Blossom Bark

Care
• Use a soft cloth or tissue that is dry
• To achieve maximum luster, wiping in the direction of the grain is recommended
• Not Microwave or Dishwasher Safe

Origin
Akita, Japan

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