The word "kissaten" (or simply "kissa") means more than coffee house in Japanese: these shops are a cultural phenomenon starting in the early 20th century, when coffee was introduced to Japan, and are still around today after a second peak in the 1960s and 1970s. The Mickey Mouse Kissaten Teapot is a throwback to those retro times, when Japan was emerging after the war as a superpower, and its people would enjoy a cup of coffee or black tea and a bite in one of Tokyo's countless kissaten!
Why a Mickey Mouse Kissaten Teapot? The answer is that Disney also became big in Japan during the same period! The pot comes with a tea strainer but of course you can use it for coffee or any other hot beverage as well. It's made of white porcelain and on the left side features a portrait of Mickey Mouse, his name written in vintage Japanese lettering and the word "kissa" i(coffee house) also in Japanese!
Specs and Features:
- Decorated with Mickey Mouse portrait, the Mickey Mouse name in vintage Japanese lettering, and the word "kissa" (coffee house) in Japanese
- Licensed Disney merchandise
- Dimensions: approx. 18 x 11 x 18 cm (7 x 4.3 x 18")
- Weight: approx. 600 g (1.3 lbs)
- Capacity: approx. 670 ml (22.7 fl oz)
- Material: white porcelain
- Comes with tea strainer