Japanese Katakuchi - 高資窯 Takasuke Tokoname-yaki Yuzamashi Water Cooler - 130ml

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This red shudei Tokoname-yaki handless yuzamashi (water cooler, also called a katakuchi) features a smooth body and is perfect for adjusting water temperature when brewing high quality Japanese tea.

This yuzamashi is made by the Takasuke kiln (高資窯) who are known for their perfection of the 'ikomi' (moulding) process, boasting teaware with excellent balance and pour. As such, teaware from the Takasuke workshop are recommended by the Japanese Tea Instructors Association.

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:

9.6cm (3.8in) - width
4.5cm (1.8in) - height
130ml - capacity

Condition: Very good

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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