Japanese Katakuchi - Small Tokoname-yaki Handle-less Yuzamashi Water Cooler - 80ml

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This small red shudei Tokoname-yaki handless yuzamashi (water cooler, also called a katakuchi) features a smooth body and curled inner lip.

Katakuchi are perfect for adjusting water temperature when brewing high quality Japanese tea.

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.


9.9cm (3.9in) - width
4cm (1.6in) - height
80ml - capacity

Condition: Very good

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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