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Japanese Natsume Tea Caddy Signed: Tomohio Tea Ceremony "Autumn Flowers"

Japanese Natsume Tea Caddy Signed: Tomohio Tea Ceremony "Autumn Flowers"

Regular price $145.00 USD
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This is a vintage Japanese chu-natsume or tea caddy used in the chanoyu tea ceremony. It holds the powdered green tea called matcha. A quality natsume such as this is made of turn wood, typicallyhinoki or Japanese cypress. The wood is lacquered in the traditional Japanese method with over 20 coats of urushi lacquer. This particular lacquer is black and decorated in a makie gold "Autumn Flowers" motif, this is a beautiful example of Japanese lacquerware. The kiri wood box included is signed by the maker and titled.

Having been only very sparingly and lovingly used for decades this natsume remains in fine condition. The tea caddy is a simple cylinder shape and a normal size fornatsume measuring approximately 2 3/4" tall by 2 1/2" in diameter (7 x 6.25 cm). A very elegant and functional piece of art to hold your favorite tea or some other treasures. PLEASE NOTE Any other items shown in the photos besides the Natsume are props and example of how the item might be used and are NOT included in the sales of this listing.

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