Large Tea Ceremony Chabitsu Container


handcrafted lacquer tea tools container in Koma design (spinning top) for tea ceremonies

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Large Tea Ceremony Chabitsu Container

A rare and extra large Japanese antique Tea Ceremony Chabitsu Container in a Koma design resembling a spinning top.  Originating from the Meiji era between the 1880s and 1910.  A highly valued Chabitsu container to store Teapot Tea Bowls and tea making utensils for traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies.  Superbly and skillfully hand crafted from natural wood and coated with many layers of Urushi lacquer. Every layer of the Chabitsu container is individually age cured and takes many months to complete.

Approximate Dimensions 32cm Diameter

Shipping is via Australia Post and includes tracking and is approximately 8 business days to most international locations.

Urushi is a delicate and skillful process of lacquering natural wood and requires many time consuming layer applications of lacquer. A makizutsu brush also known as a kebo brush is used to apply each layer and the curing process takes place over many months. Urushi lacquer first appeared during the Heian Period and grew in popularity through the Edo Period.  Maki-e and Urushi require highly skilled craftsmanship and young artists undergo many patient years of training to become proficient in the art.

Additional information

Weight 0.07 kg
Dimensions 16 × 2.03 cm


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