This Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one katakuchi (water cooler; yuzamashi) and four yunomi (teacups), each featuring a wonderful unglazed marbled clay. The marbled effect is produced through the nerikomi technique, which involves layering different coloured clay.
This katakuchi is perfect for adjusting water temperature when brewing high quality Japanese tea.
Made by Yasusen Sawada (stamped Yasusen 靖仙).
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.
10.1cm (4in) - width
4cm (1.6in) - height
90ml - capacity
6.5cm (2.6in) - width
4.6cm (1.8in) - height
60ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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