Shoho Moon And Cat Stroll Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set 6.8oz(200ml)-Sasame and Ceramesh
The simple black background is accented with a golden cat, footprints, and crescent moon. The lid and handle are also decorated with patterns, creating a lovely atmosphere from every angle.
The teacup has a simple design at first glance, but the white circle on the bottom is vaguely reminiscent of a full moon floating in the sky.
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.
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 "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 suitable for any tea types. Sencha(middle-grade green tea) and Kariganecha(High-grade stem tea) are especially recommended.
- Quantity: Set includes 1 teapot and 5 teacups
- Dimension: [Wooden Box]27cm(10.6in)x 15cm(5.9in)x H8cm(3.1in)
- Capacity:[Teapot] 200ml(6.8oz)/[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.
afraid to use it
this item arrived yesterday, after i ordered it 2 months ago. when it was opened by my wife, I was shocked to see how small and delicate it was. if I would have known the actual size, or seen a picture of someone holding it, I'm not sure I would have paid over $300 for this item. I probably should have read the dimensions to see how small it was. I must say it is very nice but just too small and delicate to even think about using it. AC