Natsume

Natsume
The natsume is a tea container for usucha (thin tea). The natsume is usually lacquer ware, but other materials are occasionally used. The word natsume refers to the ju-ju-be fruit, which has a similar shape to the traditional tea caddy shape.

Price on the natsume varies based on the materials used, the intricacy of the design and who made it. Less expensive natsume for practice are usually a simple lacquer over a wood form, or over a plastic form. Higher-end tea caddies use a process of over 40 steps to lay the lacquer, and can have elaborate designs, sometimes including gold and silver foil or inlay.

Natsume, Chu (middle size), Black with Red Accents Called Akebono, Lacquer over Plastic
$35.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Red Lacquer with Black Accents Called Negoro, Lacquer over Wood
$70.00
Natsume: Chu, Black with Red Accents Called Akebono, Lacquer over Wood
$70.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Red Lacquer with Black Accents Called Negoro, Lacquer over Plastic
$35.00
Natsume, Chu (middle size), Red with Black Interior, Lacquer over Plastic
$32.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Black Lacquer with Flower and Pine Needles, Lacquer over Plastic
$63.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Koro (Black), Lacquer over Wood
$117.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Koro (Black), Lacquer over Wood
$117.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Red Lacquer with bamboo design, Lacquer over Wood
$159.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Red Lacquer with Gold Garden Bridge Design, Lacquer over Wood
$159.00
Natsume: Tatsta Gawa, cherry blossoms, maple leaves and water, on black lacquer over plastic, Preowned
$72.00
Natsume: Chu (middle size), Black Lacquer with Tubotubo Design, Lacquer over Plastic
$26.00
Natsume, Chu (middle size), Black Lacquer with Sensu and Pine Needles, Lacquer over Plastic
$26.00
Natsume, Chu (middle size), Black Lacquer with Sensu and Pine Needles, Lacquer over Plastic, Preowned
$22.00
Natsume: Oh (Large) Size, Black Lacquer with Gold Chrysanthemum Pattern, Lacquer over Wood, Preowned
$105.00
Natsume: Oimatsu Natsume with Shifuku Cover
$575.00
Otsubukoro: Shosai Kamei Nishijin, Purple Cover for Black Chu Koicha Natsume, Preowned
$45.00