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The Inrō

Exceptionaly, I will not speak about tea but about these small hermetically sealable boxes used by Japanese men to carry medicines or perishables as kimono had no pockets. The inrô was carried by hanging it at the bell (obi) of their kimono with two cords closed by a netsuke, a décorative, sometime sculpted button made […]

intérieur Inro

The iron teapots, Japan’s emblem

It is true, japanese cast iron tea kettles, called “Testubin” are considered as the emblem of the eternel Japan.They were traditionnaly used for boiling water to make tea. Over time, they have been replaced by electrical kettles, much more moder, less heavy and quicker. For past fiteen years, Japanese have been re discovering their ” […]