This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot), decorated with bunny rabbits and flowers, is made from kokudei (黒泥) clay, which has the same properties as the iconic red shudei (朱泥) but is fired in reduction producing a deep black. Its brand new fine mesh filter is perfect even the finest 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.
16.3cm (6.4in) - width (including handle)
9.4cm (3.7in) - height
320ml - capacity
Condition: Good (small chip on the spout - please see photos)
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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