This Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one kyusu (teapot) and four yunomi (teacups) each shaped like a bamboo node, featuring engraved bamboo leaf motifs. The kyusu's ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter introduces no metallic flavours to the tea.
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.
13.9cm (5.5in) - width
10.2cm (4in) - height
300ml - capacity
6.1cm (2.4in) - width
6.8cm (2.7in) - height
120ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage item ships from Thailand