A Japanese article published on the website of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry outlines research into the effectiveness of sencha green tea in rust prevention. The historical background is translated below:
Nishi Honganji temple in Kyoto, built in 1636, was repaired in 1810, and again in 1998. At that time, the nails used in the roof tiles were considered to be culturally important and it was decided that they would continue to be used for posterity’s sake after strengthening rust prevention. The method used for rust prevention is the same traditional method used in Nanbu Tekki cast ironware and the guards of samurai swords, boiling in sencha tea.
Link to the original Japanese article: http://www.jsac.or.jp/tenbou/TT53/P8.html
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