Collection: Natsume Tea Caddies

A "natsume" (棗) is a traditional Japanese tea ceremony item, specifically a small container used to hold and dispense matcha (green tea) powder. The use of natsume dates back to the late 16th century during Japan's Momoyama period. Natsume containers are crafted with great attention to detail, and they can be made from various types of wood, each with its unique appearance. The exterior may be adorned with decorative designs, lacquer work, or natural wood grains, making natsume items not only functional but also objects of art.