Fugetsu Red Clay Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set 9.5oz(280ml)-Sasame and Ceramesh
This teapot set is made of red clay from Tokoname ware, suitable for drinking Gyokuro (Japanese refined tea) with several people. A Mizusashi(water jag) and tea towel are also included, allowing you to enjoy tea time in an authentic atmosphere.
A Mizusashi is used to lower the temperature of the water. It is said that the ideal temperature for gyokuro is 50-60℃(122-140°F), so by adding water, you can make a delicious cup of tea.
Tokoname red clay is a clay containing iron oxide suitable for pottery, and is characterized by a soft vermilion color when fired. Because no glaze is used, the clay itself absorbs the light and gives the pottery a moist texture that makes you want to touch it.
It is finished using a technique called Sujibiki, which utilizes the lines created when the potter's wheel is turned, but it is a very advanced craftsmanship technique because beautiful lines cannot be created unless the work is finished in a single pass.
The lids of Tokoname Teapot are known for their tight fit and airtightness, which allows the tea to slowly draw out its flavor.
Finding a teacup that matches a teapot is harder than you might think, but this set has a high quality and cohesive design that will immediately create an elegant tea time experience.
This set comes in a wooden box, making it a perfect gift.
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 "Sasame"/"Ceramesh" strainer, which is recommended to fully enjoy the aroma of tea. It is made with elaborate molds and new ceramic technology This type of tea strainer is known for less clogging of tea leaves and smooth tea pouring.
With its size and the ceramic strainer, this teapot is especially suitable for Gyokuro(refined green tea).
- Quantity: Set includes 1 teapot, 5 teacups, 1 Mizusashi (water jag), 1 tea towel
- Dimension: [Wooden Box]21.5cm(8.5in)x 19.4cm(7.6in)x H13.1cm(5.2in)
- Capacity:[Teapot] 280ml(9.5oz)/[Teacup]40ml(1.4oz)/
- Strainer Type: Sasame and Ceramesh
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Tokoname Ware
- Recommended Tea Leaf: Sencha(middle-grade green tea) and Kariganecha(High-grade stem tea)
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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.