Japanese Tea Set - Floral Tokoname-yaki Kyusu Teapot with 4 Inner-Glazed Yunomi Teacups

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This Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one kyusu (teapot) and four yunomi (teacups) each decorated with floral motifs. The teacups feature a white-grey inner spiraling glaze, and the teapot's mesh strainer is perfect for brewing even the most deeply-steamed fukamushi senchas.

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.

Dimensions:

Teapot:
16.9cm (6.7in) - width
9cm (3.5in) - height
375ml - capacity

Teacup:
7.8cm (3.1in) - width
5.2cm (2in) - height
140ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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