This overlapping circles design is known as "Shippo-Tsunagi" in Japanese.
It is a beautiful tessellation design created by a quarter of a circumference repeating the circle of the same radius and linking it in every direction.
This type of design is still in use for the Japanese traditional crest.
Has a stainless steel infuser basket and baked porcelain enamel inside. Holds 20 ounces and is 5-1/2" in diameter.
Manufactured by Iwachu, in the Iwate region of Japan.
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