Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Spiraling Teapot - 220ml

Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Benishibori Tokoname-yaki Spiraling Teapot - 220ml

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This exquisitely crafted Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from a near-black Tokoname clay, decorated in a very subtle benishibori (紅しぼり) pattern, emulating the natural striations of shibori-dyed Japanese textiles. Additionally, the pot is decorated with spiraling lines.

Its built-in ceramic sasame filter is perfect for naturally straining tea, with a wide shape for faster pouring and less clogging.

Made by master craftsman Umehara Jiro, a descendant of the first Gyokko, who now makes pottery under the name Gyokuryu Umehara (玉龍).

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.

Dimensions:

15cm (5.9in) - width (including handle)
9cm (3.5in) - height
220ml - capacity

Condition: New

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