Japanese Katakuchi - Smooth Red Shudei Tokoname-yaki Water Cooler - 110ml

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This Tokoname-yaki handleless yuzamashi (water cooler; also called a katakuchi) features smooth, unglazed red shudei clay.

It's perfect for adjusting the temperature of the water when brewing Japanese green teas, and its shape makes pouring easy.

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.

Dimensions:

10.2cm (4in) - width
4.7cm (1.9in) - height
110ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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