Our Tsubame Chakoshi, or matcha sifter, embodies the perfect blend of simplicity and practicality, elevating the process of sifting matcha into an art form. Each piece showcases the skilled craftsmanship of artisans, with a dappled, hand-hammered tsuchime (槌目) surface that makes every sifter unique.
Produced in Niigata Prefecture's Tsubame City (燕市), this tea sifter carries a rich history of craft tools dating back to the Edo Period, spanning roughly 400 years. Initially known for crafting Japanese nails, the region has evolved its expertise to produce a wide range of metallic kitchenware, drawing on its legacy of tradition and artistry.
In the heart of Tsubame City, skilled artisans meticulously hand-hammer each Tsubame Chakoshi, resulting in a visually appealing and highly functional texture. The subtle variations on the surface reflect the pride and attention to detail that go into crafting these essential tea tools.
The Tsubame Chakoshi is more than just a matcha sifter; it is a symbol of the region's commitment to quality and excellence. Its straightforward elegance complements the tea ritual, adding a touch of refinement to the art of matcha preparation.
Sifting your ceremonial matcha with this finely crafted tool ensures a smooth and lump-free infusion, enhancing the overall tea experience. Moreover, the Tsubame Chakoshi doubles as a tea filter for loose leave tea, making it a versatile addition to your teaware collection.
At roughly a two-hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo, Tsubame City has earned its reputation as a renowned quality mark for kitchenware, both in Japan and beyond. We take pride in presenting you with this exceptional example of their craftsmanship, allowing you to bring a piece of Tsubame's heritage into your tea journey.
Embrace the simple yet profound beauty of the Tsubame Chakoshi as you prepare your matcha or filter your favorite loose leaves. Let the artistry of Tsubame City enrich your tea rituals and enhance your appreciation for the time-honored traditions that elevate every cup of tea.
• Dimensions: 6"x3" / 15.5x7.5cm
• Material: Stainless steel