This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made with a striking green, red, and black marbled clay and features a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter that adds no metallic tastes to the tea. The marbled effect is produced through the nerikomi technique, which involves layering different coloured clay. Made by Unzen Kiln (雲仙窯).
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.
16.4cm (6.5in) - width (including handle)
7.6cm (3in) - height
270ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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