This hira-gata Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) has a fine mesh strainer and is decorated with finely engraved calligraphy. Hira-gata refers to its flat shape which aids in the even extraction of umami from the tea leaves.
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.
15.1cm (5.9in) - width (including handle)
7.2cm (2.8in) - height
275ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
Ships from Thailand
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