KAGETSU HAKEME Hohin Set (handcrafted Tea Set)

Hohin: 100ml (3.38fl oz) diameter: 3.35inch (8.5cm) height: 2.17inch (5.5cm)
Yunomi (pair): 50ml (1.69fl oz) each
Yuzamashi: 100ml (3.38fl oz)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln

Hohin is a type of Kyusu teapot without a handle and is used to brew only the highest grade of Uji 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 from Hibiki-an.

The KAGETSU HAKEME Hohin Set is very simple, but the artist has given great care to the details of the work. HAKEME means brush line pattern in Japanese. It is a traditional technique. The inside and outside of the teapot and teacups are dynamically decorated with white HAKEME brush strokes. White HAKEME both accents and balances the sophisticated and warm atmosphere of this Hohin Set. Kagetsu’s high level skills and delicate techniques are employed in the creation of fine tea ware like this Hohin Set. You will be pleasantly surprised at its quality.

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

A great deal of time and effort are required to create this KAGETSU HAKEME Hohin Set. Yet, this time-consuming and difficult process produces the sophisticated atmosphere and texture of this work. Considering the quality and effort, this Hohin Set is quite reasonable in price.

Long-time use brings additional charm to this Hohin Set. The atmosphere becomes more WABI SABI. Please take good care of this Hohin Set and enjoy the changes over time.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece(color, form, etc.).




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Kagetsu Hara

Hara was born in Kyoto in 1971. He is known for his mastery of a wide range of traditional ceramic techniques. He won awards for competitions in Kyoto Prefecture. He studied and worked under his father, Kiyokazu Hara. Many of his works feature some traditional technique such as MISHIMA, HAKEME, KOBIKI, and so on, which were passed down by his father. His representative delicate techniques receive a high evaluation.

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