SAKURABORI (handcrafted Kyusu: 300ml)

Dimension: 300ml (10.55fl oz)
Traditional Tokoname Yaki
Made by Tatsuo Umehara

SAKURA means cherry blossoms, and BORI means carving in Japanese. Mr. Umehara expresses the beauty of cherry blossoms on this teapot. The round shape of this teapot enhances its characteristics of unique elegance and beauty. The black color makes its pale pink cherry blossoms more beautiful. Fluttering petals of cherry blossoms remind us of a gentle spring breeze warmly covering the green tea in the teapot. This teapot is beautiful and sophisticated.

The cherry blossoms are painted elaborately and delicately, using shades and layers of color to make the painting more lively and dynamic. Vermilion and green color add vivid accent, and the fluttering cherry blossoms give us an image of the coming of spring. After painting petals, stamen and twigs are engraved on the teapot. Hand-carved designs offset the color of the cherry blossoms.

Not only the design of cherry blossoms but also the shape and color of this teapot adds to the warm atmosphere. The round shape of this teapot is not seen in earthenware very often, and its shape makes a unique impression. The clay color called SHUDEI, which is typical for Tokoname Yaki is reddish brown, but the method of carbon reduction turns its color to black. This technique is one of the traditional crafts of the Tokoname region, yet its appearance is refined and modern.

This charming teapot tempts you as if a sweet spring breeze stirs the green tea at first pour. Please enjoy drinking Japanese green tea with this teapot which reminds you of a tender and warm spring in Japan.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Ceramic fine mesh filter
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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Tatsuo Umehara

Mr. Tatsuo Umehara was born in 1974 in Tokoname city, where one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan is located. His style is very simple and modern, and characteristic of its soft feeling. He is young in the Tokoname Yaki industry, but receives various awards in Japan.

(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.

Directions

- 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.

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