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Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters
Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters

Hand-Crafted and 100% Recyclable

Yu-Zen Washi Tea Canisters

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Regular price $ 22.00 Sale

Handcrafted Tea Canisters by KOTODO in Tokyo, Japan

Established in 1910, KOTODO has ben producing handmade tea canisters for over 100 years.

The multipurpose canisters feature an outer lid with an additional inner lid, ensuring the seals are airtight, seamless and smooth. Besides tea leaves, they are ideal for storing coffee beans and other dry goods. Each canister is handmade by skilled craftsmen using lead-free tin and has no sharp edges.

Endorsed by tea professionals in Japan for decades, KOTODO canisters are the ideal storage solution to protect your teas and stored goods from light, air and humidity.

KOTODO canisters are 100% recyclable.

Yu-Zen Tin Tea Canisters, Hand-Dyed-and-Wrapped Washi Design Collection


Blending traditional beauty with contemporary designs and patterns, the Yuzen Washi Canister is hand-wrapped in traditional Japanese washi paper. Washi paper is made from the bark of small trees found in Japan and is soft to the touch, creating a feeling of warmth. Every sheet is hand-dyed by craftsmen in Kyoto, with a wooden plate reproducing one colors/ patterns by one. 

Available in seven designs in two sizes.


The canister body is made from a single sheet of steel and electrically welded at the seam. KOTODO uses only lead-free paints and solders. Signature KOTODO logo + MADE IN JAPAN mark is embossed on the bottom of each canister.


Extra work is put by beveling the cut edges of the lid and body inward for safety.


To ensure the cover and body fit smoothly, the catch inside the lid is hand-fitted to the body. When twisting to close, the cover snaps into place with an audible "click" to indicate the perfect alignment of the cover and body patterns.

(Tall - ideal for about 7 oz/ 200 g of tea leaves)
Size: 3.0" diameter x 6.1" high (7.7 cm diameter x 15.6 cm high)
Volume: 20.1 fl.oz (610 ml)
Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Material: Tin with Yuzen washi paper
Producer: KOTODO
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Included in the package: Canister, instruction sheet

(Short - ideal for about 3.5 oz/ 100 g of tea leaves)
Size: 2.9" diameter x 3.1" high (7.3 cm diameter x 8.0 cm high)
Volume: 8.3 fl.oz (245 ml)
Weight: 2.4 oz (70 g)
Material: Tin with Yuzen washi paper
Producer: KOTODO
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Included in the package: Canister, instruction sheet

Usage and Care

  • This product is made of tin-plated steel, and is not suitable to store liquids. Rusting may occur if the product comes into contact with water or excessive humidity, and with normal wear after prolonged use. Dry off completely if handled with wet hands.
  • Do not wash the surface of canister. It causes damage of wash paper.
  • Do not use dishwasher, microwave or oven. If rusting occurs, you should stop using the product.
  • Improper use will damage the product. Please handle with care.
  • Please keep out of reach of children.

Domestic Orders

  • Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
  • We use FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, or USPS First Class Mail to ship our products, depending on the size and weight of the package.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.
  • Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)

International Orders

  • Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
  • We use USPS Priority Mail International for international shipping.
  • We do not accept any returns for international orders. Any additional charges (including but not limited to import tax, custom fees, VAT, brokerage charge) that might incur after the order lands in the destination country must be borne by the recipient.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.