HOHRYU (handcrafted Kyusu: 360ml)

Dimension: 360ml (12.67fl oz)
Traditional Tokoname Yaki
Made by Futoshi Sawada
Mr. Sawada was born in 1951. His style is precise, delicate and artful.

This Kyusu is very thin and lightweight. The weight is 6.2oz (175g), which is about half the weight of most Kyusu of the same size. It requires a precise woodturning technique, therefore these special Kyusu are created only by the hand of skilled artisans and cannot be mass produced. Many craftsmen are not willing to make thin Kyusu because of the time and effort involved. However, it is traditionally said in the Tokoname region that the thinner and more lightweight, the higher the grade of Kyusu. The highest grade Kyusu are extremely thin and lightweight.

The handle is designed to fit comfortably in your hand and enable you to pour easily. This Kyusu has a high-wrought and decorative surface which is made by woodturning and a paddle and is one of the unique features of Tokoname Yaki. It also requires a precise woodturning technique.

You will certainly look forward to brewing tea in this artful Kyusu, which has been specially designed with the user in mind.

This is the most popular and convenient size, 360cc, perfect for 1 - 3 people.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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Tokoname Yaki

Kyusu produced in the Tokoname region in the Aichi Prefecture account for 30 to 40 percent of the market share in Japan. The Kyusu industry has developed in Tokoname because fine particle soil which contains a lot of iron has been mined there for many hundreds of years.
Tokoname Yaki artisans are traditionally known for excelling in the woodturning technique. The Tokoname woodturning technique is said to be the best in Japan. Tokoname Yaki can be produced thinly, exquisitely or decoratively.
The surface of Tokoname Yaki are generally vermilion or black in color. The vermilion color is due to iron that is contained in the local soil. The black color is created by placing carbon on the surface of the Kyusu. When this is heated to a high temperature, the iron and carbon create a black color.
Tokoname Yaki are made from fine particle soil and heated to a high temperature, so that they are quite strong.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent. In that case, after using the chlorine detergent, we recommend you boil this item in water to remove the chlorine smell.
- When turning the Kyusu to pour tea, you must hold the lid in place with your finger, otherwise the lid could fall off the pot and possibly get damaged. This is the usual way to pour tea with a Kyusu.
- A clear plastic guard is placed over the tip of the Kyusu spout to protect the spout from breakage during transport. Before use, please remove the plastic guard.

Customer Review

No. Author Country Rating Read Date Added
01. Mitchell S Canada
517 08/30/2015
02. Gnome Norway
545 08/08/2015
03. John Wayper United Kingdom
1912 03/12/2013
04. Igor Zelezen Slovenia
2625 05/04/2011
05. David Daley Canada
2508 01/30/2011
06. Jay Hice United States
2851 05/26/2010
07. Florian Maussner Germany
2772 03/20/2010
08. Alexandra Goranson United States
2726 01/25/2010
09. Olga Quintela Spain
2867 08/11/2009
10. Vera Booth United Kingdom
3275 09/16/2008
11. Dennis Wilson United States
2784 09/07/2008
12. Mary Robinson United States
2920 04/01/2008
13. Inna Bekker United States
2431 12/12/2007
14. Thanh Royds Canada
2108 10/09/2007
15. Joseph Fisher United Kingdom
1925 09/18/2007
16. Karen Kletter United States
2240 05/01/2007
17. Jordan Tribby United States
2847 02/28/2007
18. Bret Wiley United States
1990 02/26/2007
19. Tuomas Tyorinoja Finland
2051 02/13/2007
20. David Stewart United States
1977 01/14/2007
21. Jolyon Ridley United Kingdom
2009 12/24/2006
22. Justin Kellis United States
2127 11/29/2006
23. Terry Miller United States
2285 10/27/2006
24. Barbara C. Glancy United States
2549 10/15/2006

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