This green Tokoname-yaki yunomi features a delicate engraving of a flower and a white glazed interior which lets you see the true colour of the tea liquor. The green clay, called ryokudei, gets its colour from its high cobalt content.
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.
7.3cm (2.9in) - width
4.5cm (1.8in) - height
110ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
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