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. Caroline United States
12 10/12/2016
02. Neil Hayes Netherlands
43 09/18/2016
03. Mitchell S Canada
1439 08/30/2015
04. Gnome Norway
1438 08/08/2015
05. John Wayper United Kingdom
2853 03/12/2013
06. Igor Zelezen Slovenia
3558 05/04/2011
07. David Daley Canada
3424 01/30/2011
08. Jay Hice United States
3754 05/26/2010
09. Florian Maussner Germany
3696 03/20/2010
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3671 01/25/2010
11. Olga Quintela Spain
3806 08/11/2009
12. Vera Booth United Kingdom
4236 09/16/2008
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3209 09/07/2008
14. Mary Robinson United States
3386 04/01/2008
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2856 12/12/2007
16. Thanh Royds Canada
2501 10/09/2007
17. Joseph Fisher United Kingdom
2315 09/18/2007
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2674 05/01/2007
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3317 02/28/2007
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2386 02/26/2007
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2414 02/13/2007
22. David Stewart United States
2331 01/14/2007
23. Jolyon Ridley United Kingdom
2419 12/24/2006
24. Justin Kellis United States
2514 11/29/2006
25. Terry Miller United States
2672 10/27/2006
26. Barbara C. Glancy United States
2946 10/15/2006

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