Japanese Kyusu - Horse Lid Handle Red Shudei Tokoname-yaki Mesh Teapot - 350ml
This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) features engraved red shudei clay and a horse-shaped lid handle. Its mesh strainer is perfect for brewing even the most deeply-steamed 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.
16.7cm (6.6in) - width (including handle)
9.5cm (3.7in) - height
350ml - capacity
Condition: Like new
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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