Japanese Kyusu - 磯部輝之 Teruyuki Isobe - Floral Mishima Kokudei Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 200ml

Japanese Kyusu - 磯部輝之 Teruyuki Isobe - Floral Mishima Kokudei Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 200ml

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This expertly crafted hira-gata Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made from kokudei (黒泥) clay, which has the same properties as the iconic red shudei (朱泥) but is fired in reduction producing a deep black. The pot is decorated with green and red and further ornamented with an inka (印花 - stamped flowers) pattern with a white slip inlay that descends from Korean mishima (三島) wares. A testament to Isobe's incredible craftsmanship, this kyusu is incredibly light for its size.

This kyusu's wider, flatter shape helps extract umami from high-grade sencha and gyokuro by providing space for the leaves to unfurl even with little water. It boasts a wide top opening so you can watch the leaves unfurl as they steep and clean them out more easily.

Its built-in ceramic sasame filter is perfect for naturally straining tea, with a wide shape for faster pouring and less clogging.

This piece was made by the highly-respected Teruyuki Isobe (磯部輝之). Born in 1938, Isobe-san honed his skills at the well-known Takasuke workshop for 53 years, before leaving to make kyusu under his own name, earning his spot as one of the most exalted kyusu craftsman today, known for unique style and incredible skill at making lightweight kyusu.

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.

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.

Dimensions:

17.5cm (6.9in) - width (including handle)
5.9cm (2.3in) - height
200ml - capacity

Condition: New

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