Dimension: 300ml (10.55fl oz)
Traditional Tokoname Yaki
Made by Yukitaka Umehara at Gyokkoh kiln
This Kyusu has a unique color, texture and distinctive form. The warm earthen color and cute flat shape are wonderfully matched and bring an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. It is very time-consuming to produce this Kyusu and expert skills are required. This unique Kyusu teapot, created by a master potter, is sure to fascinate you.
YAKISHIME refers to pottery that has been fired at high temperatures without glaze. Since no glaze is used, the base of the pottery is simple and tasteful with the characteristics of the clay itself. It is a pottery technique that has been commonly used for tea ware since 19th century . HIRAGATA refers to the flat shape of this Kyusu teapot. Compared to normal Kyusu, the low height and flat form is very characteristic, and it gives a sense of the artisan's playfulness to those who use this Kyusu.
Mr. Yukitaka Umehara is the third generation head of Gyokkoh kiln, which has been in operation for three generations in the Tokoname region, a famous Kyusu teapot production area. He carefully creates by hand a variety of Kyusu in different colors, shapes, and sizes to suit the lifestyles of the people who use them. Mr. Umehara has perfected this YAKISHIME HIRAGATA over time, so that the handle fits perfectly in the hand of the user.
The ceramic clay of Tokoname, from which this Kyusu is made, contains iron, which reacts with the tannins in the tea to soften the astringency and make the tea mellow. The Kyusu fired using the YAKISHIME technique is also excellent at absorbing excess impurities in the tea, making it possible to brew tea in this Kyusu to create a delicious tea that cannot be tasted in any other Kyusu.
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.)