Tea Caddies (natsuke)

  Natsuke (tea caddies) are used to hold matcha (powdered green tea) during the tea ceremony.  They are not used for storing tea but are carefully chosen for guests to admire and to co-ordinate with the other tea utensils used.   These small, lidded caddies are made of black lacquered wood, and feature floral motives and birds in gold with inlaid mother of pearl.
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Creator :
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Place of Production :
Japan
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Materials :
Lacquer and mother of pearl
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Accession number :
0199.69, C2477, 0199.68, C2476, 19J
Copyright :
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