This handmade Tokoname-yaki sencha set includes one kyusu (teapot), one yuzamashi (water cooler) and five yunomi (teacups), each decorated with engraved floral patterns. The teapot has a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter, which compared to a steel mesh filter, introduces no metallic flavours to the tea. Made by Shoryu Kiln (昇龍窯), stamped 光昇.
Ships in original tomobako (wooden paulownia box).
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.
15.9cm (6.3in) - width
7.6cm (3in) - height
230ml - capacity
9.7cm (3.8in) - width
4.4cm (1.7in) - height
130ml - capacity
6.5cm (2.6in) - width
5.1cm (2in) - height
50ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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