Tea Case - Cherry
Norio Tanno

$490.00 USD
  • Introduction

    I am a Cherry Tea Case. I’m multi-faceted and full of surprises. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, out comes another layer.


  • Curator's Notes 


    I’ve never seen a tea case quite as well crafted as this piece by master wood artisan, Norio Tanno. Whenever I’m in Hokkaido, I make it a point to meet with him, just to get a dose of inspiration for our own wood designs. Seeing him pass down his skills to his son Masakage Tanno, makes me want to do an apprenticeship with him! This Tea Case is one of his masterpieces in my opinion. It is full of beautiful surprises and a delight to handle. Incredibly intricate, the case has multiple components that are all handcrafted in solid wood with wood joinery techniques. An exterior case houses an interior canister that perfectly slides together. A foldable tea scoop sits securely on top of a small knob on the lid of the interior canister. All the pieces have their place.


    Cherry Tea Case was curated by Stevenson Aung


  • Designer/Maker 


    Maker: Norio Masakage


    Designer: Norio Masakage


  • Specifications


    Dimensions: 3.9” (w) x 3.9” (l) x 3.9” (h) or 9.8cm (w) x 9.8cm (l) x 10mm (h)


    Weight: 7.5 oz or 213 g


    Materials: Cherry, Maple, Padouk, Ebony


  • Details
    • Handmade in Asahikawa, Japan
    • Made out of solid wood, including all wood joinery except for a miniature hidden spring for the wood clasp to close securely
    • Outer case mainly cherry wood. Inner canister is maple wood. Intricate padouk and ebony detailing throughout
    • Scoop is held in place by slotting it onto the knob on the lid of the interior canister
    • Foldable scoop
    • Branded with a tiny signature of the artisan “Tanno” on the bottom of the case
    • Includes 3 components: Outer Case, Inner Tea Canister and Scoop
  • Return Policy
    Returns or Exchanges may be done within 7 days from purchase date. We kindly ask that all valid returns must be in unused condition with attached tags and packaging. Nalata Nalata will not accept any returned merchandise without prior written communication and valid Return Authorization Number. Upon inspection and approval, Exchange or Store Credit will be provided, No Refunds. All sale items and discounted merchandise are Final Sale and cannot be returned. Read More
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