Japanese Kyusu - 高用 Koyo Murata Green Ryokudei Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 160ml
This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) has a fine mesh filter and is made from ryokudei, which is Tokoname clay turned green from its high cobalt content. This teapot was made by 高用 (Koyo Murata).
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.
12.5cm (4.9in) - width (including handle)
7cm (2.8in) - height
160ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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