Japanese Katakuchi - Crackle Glazed Hagi-Yaki Water Cooler - 150ml

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This Hagi-yaki handleless yuzamashi (water cooler; also called a katakuchi) features warm, orange-hued stoneware with white glazing. It's perfect for adjusting the temperature of the water when brewing Japanese green teas, and its shape makes pouring easy.

Hagi-yaki (萩焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that comes from the town of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan and dates back over 400 years. Some of the oldest Hagi-yaki pieces have been declared National Treasures of Japan. The natural warm hues of its clay, along with the simple lines of its forms are highly valued within the traditional aesthetics of many tea ceremony schools.

Hagi ware is said to improve with age as the tannins in the tea slowly stain the fine cracks in the glaze (called crazing or kan-nyuu), creating a rich texture known as "nanabake", or "the 7 transformations". Because of this slightly porous nature, some people like to dedicate their Hagi ware to one type of tea, such as sencha, to avoid having other aromas seep into the clay.

Dimensions:

9.7cm (3.8in) - width
5.3cm (2.1in) - height
150ml - capacity

Condition: Good

Ships from Thailand

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