Updated at 2024-02-23
Tinware gradually spread from the noble folk to the common folk of Japan in the late Edo period. Tin is naturally resistant to oxidation and corrosion, and it can remove certain impurities from liquids to improve mouthfeel. Therefore, tin containers have become a favorite among wine enthusiasts. Japanese tin craft originated in what is Osaka today. Tin is a malleable metal and not easily machined. Therefore, crafting tin relies heavily on the skill of the artisan. Today's Osaka tinware is still made using traditional lathes.
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