Vintage handmade Tokoname-yaki side-handle Japanese kyusu (teapot) with fine swing mesh strainer. This practical pot's classic shape is good for all types of tea.
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.
15.2cm (6in) - width (including handle)
8cm (3.1in) - height
225ml - capacity
Condition: Like new
Ships from the United States
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