Japanese Kyusu - Monkeys and Leaves Tokoname-yaki Mesh Filter Teapot - 400ml
This mould-made Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) features a monkey and leaves on the body of the pot, and the lid handle is shaped like a monkey as well.
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.
17.4cm (6.9in) - width (including handle)
10.1cm (4in) - height
400ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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