Chaki Teapot Black – L
Body / Lid: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Knob / Handle: Natural Wood
Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan
⌀11.6 x W15.5 x H15.7cm (700ml)
Out of stock
Made from 18-8 stainless steel, an acrylic resin is applied to the outside of this teapot to give it a textured feel and elegant black colour. It looks and feels almost like pottery, but is more durable and solid, with excellent heat retention. The natural wood handle and knob give it a comfortable grip and a pleasant warmth in your hand. The thinly finished spout and built-in tea strainer at the base of the spout ensures a perfect pour each time, and the size is perfect for sharing your favourite teas with a close friend!
Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture is a town famous for its metal processing and technological evolution. With the history and traditions of such manufacturing still preserved by craftsmen in this area, new advanced industrial technology continues to develop, making Tsubamesanjo homewares ideal products for the modern home, while still living within tradition.
Tsubame and Sanjo, often referred to as “mid-prefecture,” are two cities located almost in the center of Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is famous for its metal processing, but it is also a region rich in nature – thanks to the Shinano river, Japan’s longest, that runs through the region – and is known as a production center for delicious rice and fruits. Its fertile land has long contributed to a harvest of agricultural products and prosperity.
The tradition of metal fabrication in these two towns dates back over 400 years to the Edo period (1603-1867), with the manufacturing of metal nails marking a turning point in Japan’s industrial revolution. Since then, Tsubame-Sanjo has become one of the world’s leading technological zones, continuously developing new ways to improve and evolve industrial technologies to meet new challenges amid changing times. But time-honoured techniques of the past are not forgotten. Some traditional industries, such as Tsuiki copperware and forging, are still passed down in an unbroken line from generation to generation, while simultaneously embracing present-day lifestyles with contemporary metal products and tools that no modern household can do without. In this way, the manufacturing tradition of Tsubame-Sanjo continues to evolve.
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