Dimension: 300ml (10.55fl oz)
Traditional Tokoname Yaki
Made by Hiroyuki Kamimura
This Kyusu has a unique color, texture and distinctive form. The color and shape are wonderfully matched and bring an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere to this teapot. It is very time-consuming to produce this Kyusu and expert skills are required.
The technique called MOGAKE is used for this Kyusu. MO means seaweed and GAKE means wrapping in Japanese. As the name suggests, this Kyusu is fired in the kiln while wrapped with seaweed. Salt contained in the seaweed creates the unique color pattern due to the chemical reaction. It is a very rare technique and can be found only in the Tokoname region of Japan. MOGAKE is a traditional technique, said to have been first used in the Edo period (around 18th century).
This Kyusu has a very distinctive shape, as shown in the photos. The form is usually called KITTATE, which means conical shape in Japanese. This unique form is considered to be helpful to brew delicious green tea since there is enough space for the tea leaves to fully open.
On the other hand, advanced skills and outstanding techniques are required to produce such a unique shape of Kyusu. With such a characteristic conical shape, strain is likely to occur during the forming and firing process. Very detailed and delicate craftsmanship is required to produce a favorable outcome. Hiroyuki Kamimura, the artisan who created this Kyusu, makes it possible to produce such delicate works through his excellent skills.
Mr. Hiroyuki Kamimura is one of the leading artisans of Tokoname Yaki, and MOGAKE Kyusu is one of his masterpieces. He keeps making unique tea ware, while strictly adhering to traditional techniques. The mysterious and naturally derived colors created by the MOGAKE methods are awe-inspiring. His extraordinary skills achieve extremely unique and novel teapots.
This Kyusu brings a noble and unique atmosphere, as would be expected from an artist of this caliber with steady techniques and enormous effort. To consider the effort and technique on this Kyusu, this price is absolutely reasonable. If you are searching for a teapot of exceptional first-class quality, this would certainly be ideal.
Would you try brewing Japanese green tea with this novel and genuine teapot?
This is the most popular and convenient size, perfect for 1 - 3 people.
Ceramic fine mesh filter
Specially packaged in a special carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that the size of the pattern is a little different in each work because of features of this work.)