The miniature of tea set has been made by those who make a woodwork
material since early Meiji period. It has been becoming traditional
wooden craft of Nikko. This is the by turnery miniature toy for
appreciation of a set of tea-things, and it has been loved as a
souvenir of Nikko.
A set consists of ten kinds of tea-things including
tea bowl, tea table, teapot, teakettle, tea canister and dipper.
These are put on the round tray. The set is 12-30cm small. Those
tea-things are made of different wooden materials. For example,
the teakettle has been made of chestnut tree and cherry tree, while
the teapot has been made of Mizunara tree (Quercus cuspidata), and
the round tray has been made of Tochinoki tree (Horse Chestnut).