Japanese Kyusu - 陶房青峰 Tobo Aomine - Momiji Kokudei Tokoname-yaki Debeso Teapot - 300ml

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This handmade nasu-gata Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from black kokudei (黒泥) clay with a green overlay and features engraved momiji (Japanese maple) leaves. This kyusu has a ceramic debeso style (half-spherical) filter which adds no metallic tastes to the tea.

Made by Tobo Aomine (陶房青峰).

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:

13.6cm (5.4in) - width (including handle)
9cm (3.5in) - height
300ml - capacity

Condition: Very good (chip on the spout, please see photos)

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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