Established in 1875 in Kyoto, Kaikado is a small, family run company that has been producing chazutsu (tea canisters) by hand since their inception. Elegantly functional, each cylindrical canister is produced in a process that involves anywhere between 130 to 140 steps. The canisters are available in natural brass or copper and are intentionally left unlacquered. Over time and with use, the finishes will darken to a rich patina that is unique to each piece. The airtight design, complete with a second inner lid, maintains the freshness of loose tea leaves for a full year. A very special item to use and enjoy every day, each canister is hand stamped with the Kaikado emblem.