Syunju Black Vine Tokoname Japanese Teapot 10.8oz(320ml)-Band
This Tokoname ware teapot has a black color with a painting of vine.
The pattern on the surface is a decorative technique called "Tobi-Kanna," in which the surface is finely scraped by applying a plane iron to the fabric on the potter's wheel.
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.
A fine mesh strainer made of stainless steel called a "band strainer" is built into the body of the teapot. It is less likely to clog and pours out tea most quickly, allowing tea leaves to float more freely than cup strainers and brewing more fragrant tea. You can enjoy a quick cup of tea with rich flavor while you are busy with housework or work.
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: 14cm(5.5in) x18cm(7.1in) x10cm(3.9in)
- Capacity: 320ml(10.8oz)
- Strainer Type: Band
- 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.