Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml

Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml
Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml

Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 290ml

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This exquisitely crafted Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from a deep brown Tokoname clay, decorated in a benishibori (紅しぼり) pattern, emulating the natural striations of shibori-dyed Japanese textiles.

This kyusu's wider, flatter shape helps extract umami from high-grade sencha and gyokuro but is still rounded for easy use. It boasts a wide top opening so you can watch the leaves unfurl as they steep and clean them out more easily.

Its built-in ceramic sasame filter is perfect for naturally straining tea, with a wide shape for faster pouring and less clogging.

Made by master craftsman Umehara Jiro, who makes pottery under the name Gyokuryu Umehara (玉龍).

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.

Dimensions:

15.5cm (6.1in) - width (including handle)
7.9cm (3.1in) - height
290ml - capacity

Condition: New

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