Kaikado was established in 1875, shortly after opened its doors to the outside world. With Western Civilization came the importing of template from England.
Chazutsu is a cylinder-shaped airtight container. For generations, it has been used to protect foodstuffs, such as green tea leaves, form moisture and humidity. Possessing both function and beauty, chazutsu is practical as well as an object d’art. We meticulously handcraft each piece in Kaikado’s sixth-generation Kyoto studio.
Gentle handling of the chazutsu day after day brings out a mysteriously elegant sheen, providing utility and pleasure as ti ages gracefully and its beauty increases over time with ownership. Chazutsu’s unique airtight feature may be applied in a variety of ways, such as protection coffee beans, exotic and pasta from moisture and humidity