This small, well-made Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) features smooth, yet weathered, red shudei clay decorated with engraved script. Its built-in ceramic debeso filter is perfect for naturally straining 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.
12.8cm (5in) - width (including handle)
7.6cm (3in) - height
140ml - capacity
Condition: Good (has tea stains, please see photos)
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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