This ivory hiramaru-gata Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is accented by a blue patch with an ivory momiji (Japanese maple) leaf. Compared to a steel mesh filter, its ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter introduces no metallic flavours to the tea.
This teapot is made by the Takasuke kiln (高資窯) who are known for their perfection of the 'ikomi' (moulding) process, boasting teapots with excellent balance and pour. As such, kyusu from the Takasuke workshop are recommended by the Japanese Tea Instructors Association.
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.
15.5cm (6.1in) - width (including handle)
8.4cm (3.3in) - height
260ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
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