Japanese Tea Set - Shigaraki-yaki Shiboridashi Teapot, Katakuchi Water Cooler, and 3 Yunomi Teacups - Tadashi Onishi (大西忠左)

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This Japanese tea set consists of a shiboridashi (handleless teapot), a heart-shaped yuzamashi (water cooler), and three yunomi (teacups), each with a warm iraho-style glaze

The shiboridashi has an array of many fine grooves that help filter out the leaves while pouring. Each piece features a spiraling design, a brown-glazed exterior, and a beige-glazed interior.

This set was made by Tadashi Onishi (大西忠左).

Shigaraki-yaki (信楽焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from the area around Shigaraki town in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Shigaraki since at least the 12th century, with some saying it started as early as 742 AD. Made from clay taken from around Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, Shigaraki ware is known for its warm colours, natural aesthetic, and glassy glazes.

Dimensions:

Teapot:
10.7cm (4.2in) - width
7.1cm (2.8in) - height
150ml - capacity

Water Cooler:
9.8cm (3.9in) - width
5.7cm (2.2in) - height
120ml - capacity

Teacups:
6.8cm (4.2in) - width
4.1cm (2.8in) - height
45ml - capacity

Condition: Very good (teapot lid has the slightest chip, please see photos)

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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