An exceptional product made by master hammered copper craftsmen from the city of Echigo-Tsubame. The meticulous colouring is the result of a traditional technique known as ‘sight colouring’, where the colour is applied based on immediate knowledge of the outside air temperature, humidity and other factors.
This technique is the result of the craftsman’s many years of experience, and each piece, including the polished and hammered patterns after colouring, has a unique appearance and is finished as a high quality copper art object, created by a combination of traditional and modern metal casting techniques.
The ‘Oki’ brand focuses on traditional Japanese teapots and is distinguished by this dichotomous colouring of copper and royal blue.
Established in 1959 in Tsubame, the metalworking capital of Niigata, Shinkometal continues to use traditional skills while incorporating the latest technology into its production, whether for safety, quality, functionality or aesthetic reasons. But fundamentally, the company works with copper, the first metal worked by men in history, but also a metal with numerous properties (antibacterial, thermal) and 100% recyclable, an ethical metallurgy that the company honours even in the choice of its packaging.