This maru-gata Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from the iconic brick-red shudei clay of Tokoname and is decorated with a delicate relief of a camellia (tsubaki - 椿). The pot has a ceramic debeso-style (half-spherical) filter that adds no metallic tastes to the tea.
Made by Hokuryu (北龍).
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.
17cm (6.7in) - width (including handle)
9.8cm (3.9in) - height
450ml - capacity
Condition: Excellent (minor chip on the lid rest)
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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