"Hyakunen Monogatari" - « Chirori » pitcher 100% tin
Product also available in store : 28 rue du Dragon - 75006 PARIS
Located in Yahiko-mura, Niigata Prefecture, Seigado continues to innovate and refine the traditional forging and hammering techniques that are its heritage.
Currently employing 3 main craftsmen, the company is particularly focused on the hammering technique, which allows the creation of complex shapes from copper plates and other metals.
The manufacturing process is long, and sometimes a single product requires more than 20 different mallets for hammering and more than 40 different types of metals. It is at this price that complex shapes can be created.
It takes more than 10 years of experience to create the desired shapes, but the result is delicate and bold objects that cannot be reproduced by machines.
Tin products are usually made by casting, a process in which the metal is melted down to a liquid state and then poured into a mold. Seigado prefers forging and hammering techniques, in which the metal is hammered to give it an incomparable shape and surface texture.
Not only are these containers beautiful to look at, but pewter is said to soften sake, and you can feel the change in sensation between the moment you touch them and when you put them in your mouth.
What is "Hyakunen Monogatari"?
"Hyakunen Monogatari" is a global brand, the result of a collaboration between the workshops of Niigata Prefecture and NICO (Niigata Industrial Creation Organization).
Since the beginning of the project in 2003, the brand has launched several cutting-edge collections, and the efforts related to the development and promotion of products combining the resources of the prefecture have been recognized both in Japan and abroad as the first of its kind in the region, winning awards such as the Good Design Award and the Asia Design Award.
The concept of the "Hyakunen Monogatari" brand revolves around "objects to create, appreciate and transmit a way of life and culture that we will cherish for another 100 years".
Thus, the project pursues promotional activities in parallel with the manufacture of innovative products, based on "development themes" linked to long-term trends in the global market and focused on communicating the assets of the Niigata region: its technological power and the attractions of its climate and topology.
- Serving sake