Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Cresting Waves Tokoname Teapot - 260ml

Japanese Kyusu - 玉龍 Gyokuryu Umehara - Cresting Waves Tokoname Teapot - 260ml

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This exquisitely crafted Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from the iconic Tokoname shudei (朱泥) clay, known for its brilliant red colour and ability to subtly reduce the astringency of tea. The body is decorated with a detailed engraving of cresting waves, recalling Hokusai's famous woodblock print.

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, who makes pottery under the name Gyokuryu Umehara (玉龍), this kyusu comes with its original kiribako (桐箱 - wooden paulownia box) signed and sealed by the artist

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:

14.4cm (5.7in) - width (including handle)
8.5cm (3.3in) - height
260ml - capacity

Condition: New

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