Limited

KOHDAI SHIBORI Hohin Set (handcrafted Tea Set)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

Hohin: 75ml (2.64fl oz) diameter: 4.53inch (11.5cm) height: 1.97inch (5cm)
Yunomi (pair): 50ml (1.76fl oz) each
Yuzamashi: 100ml (3.52fl oz)
Sophisticated Shigaraki Yaki
Made by Harumi Sawa and Masayoshi Sawa at Sawa Hohzan Kiln

Hohin is a type of Kyusu teapot without a handle and is used to brew only the highest grade of Japanese green tea. Hohin means "Treasure Jar" or "Magical Jar" in Japanese. It is said that high grade tea becomes much mellower in the Hohin.

Hohin pleases one's palate more than thirst as the capacity is somewhat smaller than a basic Kyusu, but the flavor and aroma created is delightful. The pour spout is made in a special way that allows tiny tea leaves to be poured together with the tea water into the cup. It is said that the tiny leaves enhance the flavor of the tea.

Therefore, Hohin should not be used for lower grade teas, Fukamushi Sencha, or tea leaves harvested in locations other than Uji in the Kyoto region. Hohin should only be used to brew the highest grade tea leaves grown in Uji, such as Pinnacle or Super Premium grade green tea at Hibiki-an.

High quality white clay, which is called NINSEI TSUCHI, is used for this set. This NINSEI TSUCHI is fine and doesn’t contain a lot of iron, so the elegant white color is maintained even after firing. The graceful and subtle white texture accentuates the beauty of this tea set.

KOHDAI of this name means high foot in Japanese. As the name suggests, this Hohin has a high foot. It is not only stylish but functional. This Hohin also has a unique shape. Such a thin and wide shape allows the tea leaves to open more easily during brewing, which creates a more flavorful tea. You will be able to enjoy a perfect cup of tea with this remarkable set.

This set features KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of fine cracks over the whole surface of the white glaze color. KANNYU deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere over time.

The technique called GOHONDE, colorful lines of orange, is seen on the inside and outside of this tea set. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work. The contrast between this pale orange color and the subtle white background of this tea set emphasizes its beauty, and the graceful and gorgeous atmosphere.

This Hohin Set is very simple, but the artisans have given great care to the details of the work. Harumi and Masayoshi Sawa, who are the creators of this Hohin Set, said they make each piece one by one with all their heart and so each is unique, since it is handmade. We hope you will enjoy the handmade quality, with thanks to the artisans.

This Hohin Set is truly a "Treasure Jar" - the atmosphere brought by its beauty and the enhanced flavor of the tea will relax your senses.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!
Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisans. There are natural variations in each piece (color, form, etc.).

Price

US$127.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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Sawa Hohzan Kiln

Sawa Hohzan Kiln is in the Shigaraki region. Shigaraki is one of the major production areas of pottery and also one of the six major old Japanese kilns. Sawa Hohzan Kiln is a family business, managed by father Harumi Sawa and his son Masayoshi Sawa. They produce modern and unique works while incorporating traditional techniques. Many of their works are handmade, therefore each piece is unique.

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.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.
- When turning the Hohin 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 Hohin.
- Please don't use to brew Fukamushi Sencha or tea leaves harvested in locations other than Uji in Kyoto. And please use this only to brew the highest grade tea leaves grown in Uji in Kyoto.

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