Known as a production area for metal processing
Copper teaspoon by Shinko Metal and Azumaya in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture.
The pear-shaped shape fits comfortably in your hand, allowing you to pick up just the right amount of tea leaves.
It is a lean design that takes advantage of the characteristics of the material and shape.
By using it for a long time, it changes from a glossy silvery white to a deep silvery color.
Please take good care of them.
Copper oxidizes when exposed to air.
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This teaspoon has not been oxidized on purpose so that you can enjoy the change over time.
Silver items are tin-plated over copper base metal. The characteristic of tin is that it changes more slowly than copper.
The texture gradually increases from a glossy silvery white to a deep silvery color.
It is also a material suitable for tea utensils because it has high antibacterial properties due to trace metal action.
Effortless design that feels the beauty of use
The craftsmanship has achieved a shape that fulfills the purpose of holding and scooping.
There is also a tea caddy from the same series.
We also have tea caddies that are tin-plated copper. This also increases the taste by using it.
It is a gem that you will want to use for a long time.
Osamu Saruyama's design, which blends seamlessly into modern life.
It is a living craft that makes everyday life beautiful and rich.
with domestic craftsmen
Azumaya, which produces daily necessities.
Since our founding in 1997, we have collaborated with reliable domestic craftsmen to create tools for daily life. Things for cooking, things that line the table, things that touch the body, things that beautify the surroundings, things that are always quietly there and certainly useful. We are seeking and aiming for the creation of a mechanism to create such things.
About the product
- copper, tin, brass
- Producing area
- Japan (Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture)
- * After use, please wipe dry without washing with water as much as possible. If you are concerned about dirt, after washing with water using a sponge or a bundle, wipe off the water thoroughly with a dry cloth and dry it.
* Rokusho is "copper rust". It is harmless, but if you want to remove it, mix vinegar and salt in equal amounts or a little more salt, and apply it to a cloth and polish. After that, wash it thoroughly with water, wipe off the moisture immediately, and dry it well.
◎ When using
It is copper itself without any anti-oxidation treatment. Therefore, the surface may be slightly oxidized when unpacking, but there is no problem in use. Please enjoy it as a texture.
After use, wipe dry without washing with water as much as possible.
Occasionally wipe it with a dry soft cloth to enjoy a more beautiful and gradual aging.
If you are concerned about dirt, after washing with water using a sponge or a bundle, wipe off the water thoroughly with a dry cloth and dry it.
If you leave it wet, stains and dark spots will easily appear. Even if stains or darkening appear, it will gradually blend in, but if you are concerned about it, you can lightly polish it with a sponge or the like with a neutral detergent to make it lighter. Excessive polishing may damage the surface or cause discoloration, so please be careful.
◎ About patina
Rokusho is "copper rust". It's harmless, but if you want to remove it, mix vinegar and salt or a little more salt and rub it with a cloth. After that, wash it thoroughly with water, wipe off the moisture immediately, and dry it well.
Normally, copper does not like salty air, acid air, and moisture, so work quickly and only on the verdigris part.
* Please note that the color of the product may differ slightly depending on the PC environment you view.