Japanese Tea Set - Kouyou 弘洋 Tokoname-yaki Debeso Kyusu Teapot with 5 Yunomi Teacups

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This classic Tokoname-yaki tea set includes kyusu (teapot) and five cups decorated with engraved ume (plum blossoms).

The kyusu features a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter which will add no metallic tastes to the tea and the teacups have a white-glazed interior that lets you appreciate the colour of the tea. Stamped Kouyou (弘洋).

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.


17cm (6.7in) - width
7.8cm (3.1in) - height
325ml - capacity

7.3cm (2.9in) - width
5cm (2in) - height
115ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

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