Dimension: 340ml (11.97fl oz)
Sophisticated Tokoname Yaki
Made by Shoji Umehara
Mr. Umehara was born in 1945. He is a traditional craftsman certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. It is said that his woodturning technique is one of the best in Japan's Kyusu industry.
This Kyusu is one of Mr. Umehara's best selling items for more than 15 years. This Kyusu has a unique beauty that is quite sophisticated because of the design of the ladybird, also known as ladybug. TENTOH MUSHI of this Kyusu name means ladybird or ladybug in Japanese.
This Kyusu is very thin and lightweight. The weight is 5.46oz (155g), which is about half the weight of most Kyusu of the same size. However, the clay is extremely strong. 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 of Kyusu are extremely thin and lightweight. Even in the Tokoname region, Mr. Umehara's Kyusu is of extremely high quality.
Whole parts of this Kyusu, body, lid, handle, handle of lid, pour spout, and so on are specially designed in the motif of ladybird and harmonized well. Decorations on the surface are painted and scraped by hand. It also requires meticulous care and delicate technique to scrape the surface of extremely thin Kyusu because the tool can easily pass through the clay. The filter is made of earthenware clay and specially designed as flat as possible in order that used tea leaves will not get caught in the filter when the tea leaves are disposed. The handle is designed to fit comfortably in your hand and enable you to pour easily.
You will certainly look forward to brewing tea in this artful and elegant Kyusu created by a certified traditional craftsman. The fact that this has been one of Mr. Umehara's best selling items for more than 15 years is proof of its quality and unique beauty.
This is the most popular and convenient size, perfect for 1 - 3 people.
Specially packaged in a special carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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