Japanese Tea Set - 木村陶峰 Kimura Touhou - Ash Glazed Bizen-yaki Houhin Teapot with Yuzamashi Water Cooler and 5 Guinomi Teacups

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This BIzen-yaki sencha set comes with a houhin (handle-less teapot), a yuzamashi (water cooler), and five matching cups. Each piece is made from unglazed Bizen clay, accented with splashes of natural wood ash in a pattern called goma (胡麻 - sesame), named after its resemblance to sesame seeds. The houhin has a simple do-ake style ceramic filter which adds no metallic tastes to the tea and also features a loop-style lid knob.

Made by Kimura Touhou (木村陶峰).

Bizen-yaki (備前焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Bizen province, now part of Okayama prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Bizen since at least the 14th century.

Fired at high temperature for a long time (as long as 14 days) in wood-burning kilns, Bizen ware is known for its earthen colours and lack of traditional glaze. Because of the clay’s high rate of shrinkage, it is unsuitable for glazing. Instead, the designs found on Bizen ware come from kiln effects and include traces of molten ash resembling glaze and markings resulting from wood-burning kiln firing.


10.3cm (4.1in) - width
7.3cm (2.9in) - height
480ml - capacity

Condition: Like new

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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