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

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This Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one kyusu (teapot) and four yunomi (teacups) each featuring unglazed red shudei clay decorated with floral motifs.

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:
15.6cm (6.1in) - width
10cm (3.9in) - height
400ml - capacity

Teacups:
7.4cm (2.9in) - width
6.1cm (2.4in) - height
150ml - capacity

Condition: Good (chip on the lid rest, please see photos)

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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