The watermark of a crane (bird) and a tortoise, which has long been a symbol of longevity in Japan and is also an artistic motif, is placed on a copper saucer and finished with cloisonne enamel.
Cranes and turtles have been a symbol of longevity since ancient times.
The crane is also said to be a bird that symbolizes marital bliss, as it is said that a husband and wife get along well and can stay together for life.
Copper has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and the more it is used, the darker its color and taste become. Tea utensils made of copper have been considered the best utensils since ancient times, and have a high artistic reputation and value.
Furthermore, the lustrous texture of cloisonne enamel adds a gorgeous touch to tea time.