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, 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.

Customer Review

No. Author Country Rating Read Date Added
01. Tapio Saarinen Finland
882 02/09/2017
02. Caroline United States
1279 10/12/2016
03. Neil Hayes Netherlands
1225 09/18/2016
04. Mitchell S Canada
2798 08/30/2015
05. Gnome Norway
2769 08/08/2015
06. John Wayper United Kingdom
4118 03/12/2013
07. Igor Zelezen Slovenia
4896 05/04/2011
08. David Daley Canada
4607 01/30/2011
09. Jay Hice United States
5113 05/26/2010
10. Florian Maussner Germany
4934 03/20/2010
11. Alexandra Goranson United States
4698 01/25/2010
12. Olga Quintela Spain
4776 08/11/2009
13. Vera Booth United Kingdom
5260 09/16/2008
14. Dennis Wilson United States
4133 09/07/2008
15. Mary Robinson United States
4365 04/01/2008
16. Inna Bekker United States
3774 12/12/2007
17. Thanh Royds Canada
3464 10/09/2007
18. Joseph Fisher United Kingdom
3171 09/18/2007
19. Karen Kletter United States
3684 05/01/2007
20. Jordan Tribby United States
4279 02/28/2007
21. Bret Wiley United States
3250 02/26/2007
22. Tuomas Tyorinoja Finland
3231 02/13/2007
23. David Stewart United States
3067 01/14/2007
24. Jolyon Ridley United Kingdom
3186 12/24/2006
25. Justin Kellis United States
3460 11/29/2006
26. Terry Miller United States
3473 10/27/2006
27. Barbara C. Glancy United States
3864 10/15/2006

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