This handmade hiramaru-gata kurodei Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is decorated with slender green plants topped with red blossoms.
Its flatter shape helps the tea leaves extract evenly while its 30-degree 'obiami' steel filter can handle even the finest of deep-steamed sencha. Though made from the same red clay that Tokoname is famous for, this kyusu has been fired in low oxygen conditions, turning the clay a darker colour.
Made by Shohou Koie (昭萌).
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.
16.3cm (6.4in) - width (including handle)
7.5cm (3in) - height
250ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
Ships from Thailand
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