This Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one kyusu (teapot) and five yunomi (teacups) each featuring a spiraling clay body.
The kyusu sports a large mesh filter to simply strain even the finest quality loose leaf tea, and the yunomi feature bamboo engravings.
Ships in original wooden box, which is quite worn and no longer closes well.
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.
15.5cm (6.1in) - width
8.9cm (3.5in) - height
1000ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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