This black kurodei mould-made Tokoname kyusu is decorated with a tiger-themed scene. Its classic shape and fine steel mesh filter make it a great entry-level teapot useful for any type of tea. Made by Moriyama Kiln (盛山窯).
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.
16.5cm (6.5in) - width (including handle)
9.7cm (3.8in) - height
380ml - capacity
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