Gallery: Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Cent...

Color tone change comparison
Each of the materials has a subtle change of color at a different pace, copper is the quickest to show at 2 or 3 months, followed by brass that can take between 1 or 3 years, while tin can take as long as 5 years.

For more than 130 years, Kaikado has been producing hand-made Japanese tea caddies designed to last for generations. Last week we visited Kaikado’s shop in Kyoto, where Takahiro Yagi, the 6th generation of tea caddy makers, showed us the wonders of  “Chazutsu” and told us about the company’s amazing history.

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  1. 123 March 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    That is a wonderful container. Can you give me some information about the history of this.


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