Japanese Kyusu - Bamboo-shaped Handle Red Shudei Tokoname-yaki Mesh Basket Teapot - 200ml
This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) features a masterfully designed handle in the shape of a bamboo node, all made from unglazed red shudei clay. Its mesh basket strainer is great for brewing even the most deeply-steamed fukamushi senchas.
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.
13cm (5.1in) - width (including handle)
8.4cm (3.3in) - height
200ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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