Tsuiki copperware is created by hammering and shaping a single sheet of copper into a finished item, and a great variety of tools are required for this process: in all, Sanshindo still uses around 300 iron shaping rods and approximately 200 kinds of hammers. Each blow of the craftsman’s hammer compresses the copper sheet and gradually shapes it into the object desired, with many years of experience being required to master this difficult skill. As it is hammered, the copper becomes harder, and it is therefore necessary to soften it again at regular intervals in the furnace, in order to maintain its workability. This hammering and heating can be repeated as many as 20 times during the creation of a simple kettle.
After its shaping is complete, the product acquires its final hue using traditional coloring methods handed down through several generations, often involving the use of natural Japanese privet wax to create contrasting colors and textures. Finally, tin is usually also plated onto the interior of the item, for ease of daily use. The beauty of the finished copperware item then stands in quiet testimony to the craftsman’s mastery of the various skills required for its creation.
DIA8.2cm x H3.0cm
W11.8cm xD12.2cm xH6.5cm
Item + package weight
-Please wash gently with a mild detergent for kitchen, wipe off moisture with a soft towel etc before using first time
-After use, wash with lukewarm water, wipe off moisture with a soft towel etc.
-If plating on the inside keeps moisture, it may become spots due to the nature of plating.
-If used for a long time, the plating on the inside may be peeled off, but there is no effect on the human body even if you use it as it is.
-Please do not put hot drinks.
-Plating (999.9 pure gold) is a soft metal. Because it may scratch with a hard towel or a dry towel etc, please be careful when plating parts are wiped.