This minimalistic Tokoname-yaki houhin (handleless teapot) boasts a simple, classic design. Compared to a kyusu, a houhin has a wide, triangular open spout which allows for fast pouring and a wide top opening which allows a better view of the tea leaves and makes cleaning easier. Unlike most houhin, this teapot has a fine mesh filter making it suitable to use with fukamushi senchas.
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.
11.5cm (4.5in) - width
7.2cm (2.8in) - height
175ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
Ships from Thailand
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