This black kokudei Tokoname-yaki yuzamashi (water cooler) features a bright red yōhen patch. Yōhen (窯変), which means ""changed by the fire"", refers to the attractive patches and gradients of red across the pot caused by these firing conditions. Made by Tetsuo (哲生).
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.
17.2cm (6.8in) - width
6.5cm (2.6in) - height
300ml - capacity
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