This lidded Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacup) features mountainous motifs over a yellow glaze.
Lidded teacups are traditionally used to keep the heat in and the dust out.
Tokoname-yaki (常滑焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Tokoname since the 12th century.
Today, Tokoname ware is known for its iconic brick-red clay called shudei. Famously used in teaware and bonsai pots, this clay’s vibrant colour comes from its rich iron content. Tea steeped in unglazed Tokoname teapots is said to have a mellower taste.
8.9cm (3.5in) - width
6.7cm (2.6in) - height
100ml - capacity
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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