HOHRYU Kyusu (handcrafted: 360ml)

Handcrafted Kyusu
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, 360ml, 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.

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01. AJ United States
364 06/14/2019
02. Jordan Belville United States
536 02/19/2019
03. Tapio Saarinen Finland
2105 02/09/2017
04. Caroline United States
2548 10/12/2016
05. Neil Hayes Ireland
2536 09/18/2016
06. Mitchell S Canada
4206 08/30/2015
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4142 08/08/2015
08. John Wayper United Kingdom
5598 03/12/2013
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6275 05/04/2011
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6076 01/30/2011
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6579 05/26/2010
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6287 03/20/2010
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5838 01/25/2010
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5901 08/11/2009
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6407 09/16/2008
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5219 09/07/2008
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5565 04/01/2008
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4624 12/12/2007
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4384 10/09/2007
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4066 09/18/2007
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4845 05/01/2007
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5179 02/28/2007
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4131 02/26/2007
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4156 02/13/2007
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3864 01/14/2007
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4514 11/29/2006
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4260 10/27/2006
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4796 10/15/2006

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