Kaikado

Kaikado

Japanese tea caddies handmade by sixth generation master craftsman Takahiro Yagi in his Kyoto studio. The Kaikado family business started with just one air-tight tea caddy design in 1875. Taka continues to handcraft Chazutsu using the same methods developed over many years while quietly reinventing family tradition to ensure longevity of the craft. It is delicate work done by feel. Each artisan Chazutsu is made with over 130 steps using 2 layers of metal; an inner layer of tin and an outer layer of either brass, copper or tin. The double wall of metal ensures the tins are completely airtight and that the contents remain dry. Over time the outer metal layer develops a unique patina that ensures each Chazutsu is truly individual...

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