Hanazume Kutani Houhin Japanese Teapot Set with 2 Teacups
This delicately painted teapot set made from Kutani ware with elegant hanazume patterns on an amber yellow base is a beautiful set to have to make premium grade Japanese green tea.
Hanazume is a style where the surface is completely covered with intricately painted flowers and is one of the most notable designs of Kutani ware which has been handed down since the Taisho period (1912–26).
All items are decorated with colorful flowers with gold trimmings. The gold trimmings have a gorgeous shine and highlights the transparent whiteness of the inner sides. It has a timeless elegance and sophistication created by hand drawn techniques; no two items are alike.
This set includes a "houhin" teapot, a "yuzamashi" water cooling pitcher and 2 teacups.
A "houhin" is a teapot without a handle and is designed to brew premium quality Japanese tea leaves that need to be infused at lower temperatures. The design helps to concentrate the flavor of high-quality tea leaves such as "Gyokuro" by infusing the leaves slowly with hot water at about 60°C(140°F). The tea strainer is a "sasame" where the filter is made at the opening of the spout inside the pot with the same porcelain material. The houhin is held by two fingers with the other hand supporting the bottom.
The triangular cup is called a "yuzamashi" which is actually a small pitcher used to cool down boiled hot water to the appropriate temperature suited to make aromatic and rich tea.
The two cups are slightly smaller in size with a fairly large diameter. One can enjoy the rich aroma and flavors of the tea with this design.
This set is perfect for special occasions when enjoying Japanese tea with your family and guests, and will also make a wonderful gift.
This tea set, made using the traditional techniques of Kutani ware, is a design that will never go out of style and can be used for a long time.
- Quantity: 1 houhin, 1 yuzamashi and 2 cups
- Dimension: Houhin with lid 11.5cm(4.5in) x 9.5cm(3.7in) x 7.0cm(2.8in)
Yuzamashi 10cm(3.9in) x 7.5cm(2.9in) x 4.7cm(1.9in)
Cup D7.4cm(2.9in) x H5.2cm(2.0in)
- Capacity: [Houhin]130ml(4.4oz) [Yuzamashi]90ml(3.0oz) [Cup]110ml(3.7oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Taishi Kiln
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ABOUT TAISHI KILN
Taishi Kiln was established in Nonoichi City, Ishikawa Prefecture, in 2011 by Kutani Ware artist Yasushi Yamachika.Yamachika was born as the fourth generation of Seizan Kiln potters, but opened his own kiln to express his unique world view.
Using techniques passed down from generation to generation, the company's theme is "modern designs utilizing tradition" and "ease of use in daily life".
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.