This hammered copper teapot from the ‘Shinkodo’ brand (the production part of Japanese tableware) is a masterpiece of ancient Japanese traditional techniques and modern metal casting technology. Each piece is coloured by hand using traditional techniques and then the teapot is polished to a beautiful shade. The copper has an antibacterial and sterilising effect, and the large strainer included allows the tea leaves to spread out, making the tea even sweeter. The filter cage eliminates the need to wash the spout and is easy to clean.
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.