This marbled Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) made from green, white, yellow, and red clay kneaded together in the nerikomi (練り込み) technique. The cuts made to create this pot's faceted shape reveal even more layers and patterns of marbling. The pot features a simple debeso (half-spherical) filter which adds no metallic tastes to the tea.
Made by 沢田豊山 (Sawada Toyoyama).
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.
14cm (5.5in) - width (including handle)
9.3cm (3.7in) - height
275ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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