Syunju Hanamizuki Tokoname Japanese Teapot 17oz(500ml)-Sawayaka
This Kyusu is made of black Tokoname ware with a "Hanamizuki" (dogwood) flower pattern.
While retaining the natural atmosphere of clay, the polished and smooth texture and the minimalistic form cultivated through a long tradition convey an elegant atmosphere. The lids of Tokoname teapot are known for their tight fit and airtightness, which allows the tea to slowly draw out its flavor.
Tokoname ware has the largest share of teapot production in Japan. Tokoname ware is located in the southwest of Aichi Prefecture and is one of the six major ceramic production areas in Japan, known as the “Rokkoyo (Six Old Kilns)". The smooth and beautiful earthenware fired at high temperatures has supported the life and tea culture of Japan.
It has a "Sawayaka" strainer, a stainless steel fine mesh strainer inside. The appropriate mesh size allows for smooth brewing of even the finest tea leaves. The end of the mesh bent inward to prevent hands and sponges from being damaged during cleaning.
With its size and the fine mesh strainer, this teapot is suitable for any tea types. Fukamushicha(deeply steamed tea), Hojicha(roasted tea), and Genmaicha(brown rice tea) are especially recommended.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 15.5cm(6.1in)x17.5cm(6.9in)x10cm(3.9in)
- Capacity: 500ml(17oz)
- Strainer Type: Sawayaka
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Tokoname Ware
- Recommended Tea Leaf: Fukamushicha(deeply steamed tea), Hojicha(roasted tea), and Genmaicha( brown rice tea)
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Shunju is the standard for Japanese tea teapots in postwar Japan. With precise mold formation and high quality Shudei clay, the teapot is fired delicately without any compromise. It has created the scenery of daily tea time in Japan, where people drink delicious tea at home with family.
About TOKONAME WARE
Tokoname Ware is one of the six traditional ceramic production areas in Japan known as the “Rokkoyo (Six Old Kilns)", and has been supporting the culture of Japanese life with its beautifully smooth earthenware which fired by high temperature.
Especially the tea ware produced from the excellent potter's wheel technique and the high quality red clay called “Shudei" is a classic, favorite tool for Japanese.