This hira-gata (flat-shaped) Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is decorated with gourd motifs.
This teapot comes with a nozomi-style fine mesh 'swing' filter, which holds the tea leaves above the bottom of the teapot, ensuring that they don't oversteep between infusions. The kyusu's wide, flat shape makes it exceptionally suited to brewing gyokuro, kabusecha, and high quality 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.
16.2cm (6.4in) - width (including handle)
6cm (2.4in) - height
200ml - capacity
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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