This exquisite Tokoname-yaki shiboridashi (handless, filterless teapot) is made from a soft green Tokoname clay called 'ryokudei' (緑泥) which gets its colour form a high cobalt content.
This piece was handmade by master Tokoname craftsman Hideki Yoshikawa (吉川秀樹), whose touch can be seen in the gentle ribbed shape and the rustic yet elegant loop handle on the lid.
Instead of a filter, this shiboridashi uses the narrow gap between the lid and the body to keep the leaves from being poured out.
Though designed for gyokuro, kabusecha, and high quality sencha, this shiboridashi can be used for a variety of teas.
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.
9cm (3.5in) - width
6.6cm (2.6in) - height
80ml - capacity
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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