Sakura Kutani Houhin Japanese Teapot Set with 2 Teacups
This elegantly painted tea pot set made from Kutani ware with cherry blossoms is a beautiful set to have to make premium grade Japanese green tea.
Based in the southern region of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Ware has been manufacturing high quality ceramic products for over 350 years. Kutani ware is characterized by its colorful overglaze called "Gosai (five-colored)" and is painted with bold yet detailed designs with thick layers of paint to give the decorations a three-dimensional look.
All items in this set have tree branches with cherry blossoms blooming in various shades of pink and purple. The flowers pop out from the shiny white base of the cups and teapot.
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 boiled hot water to the appropriate temperature suited to make aromatic and rich high-quality 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.