"In this day and age the world is overflowing with “things.” Being surrounded by so much, we start to forget the importance and value of the truly special objects and indiscriminately want to eliminate everything. But in the background of these “special things,” there is hidden culture, tradition, art, technology, as well as the hearts of many people who have been involved. Not only do we take care to create products of high quality, we value those hidden aspects and do our best to convey them." - Yamanaka Junpei 7th Generation Master
Seikado is a metalsmith studio that has been established in the heart of Kyoto since 1838. The current master is the 7th generation to lead this amazing brand into the present day. The craftsman work with pewter, silver, copper, and brass alloys to create beautifully sophisticated tea utensils, sake ware, dinnerware, and traditional kimono accessories. Their minimal design showcases the beauty of the material and the incredible skill to create such intricately detailed pieces. They are technically perfect and of the absolute highest quality.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce this amazing brand that has meant a lot to me personally, through my growth in tea during the last twenty years. When I lived in Kyoto, I would frequent Seikado's magical store on many occasions just to marvel at the many beautiful pieces. Two of my favorite objects that I've owned for over 12 years, I still use every day. One is the Yokote Pewter Kyusu that I have traveled with everywhere since it is nearly indestructible and the other, a pure silver confectionary knife for the Japanese tea ceremony that I keep in my kimono. They have brought me much pleasure to use and always remind me of the time I lived in Kyoto. I hope that you too will find a piece from our Seikado collection that you will cherish and use for many years to come.