Japanese Kyusu - 岩瀬弘二 Iwase Kōji - Black Red Yōhen Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 250ml

Japanese Kyusu - 岩瀬弘二 Iwase Kōji - Black Red Yōhen Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 250ml

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This expertly crafted Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) has a sleek and modern design and 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. This pot has a striking yōhen (窯変) gradient from a rich red to a deep black. Its wide lid opening is perfect for viewing the tea leaves and makes for easy cleaning.

The teapot's built-in ceramic debeso filter is perfect for naturally straining tea.

The kyusu comes in its original kiribako (桐箱 - paulownia wood box) signed and sealed by the artist.

Made by Iwase Kōji (岩瀬弘二). Born in 1946, Kōji-san has been making pottery for over 60 years, which is evident in the exquisite craftsmanship of his kyusu. He is known for his striking yōhen wares.

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:

16cm (6.3in) - width (including handle)
9cm (3.5in) - height
250ml - capacity

Condition: New

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