Light and small features for ease of use
This kind of teapot obtains a rounded silhouette of classical Japanese teapot. It is clad in a streaked pattern which gives an accent to the over-all design. Despite the heavy, profound and subdued shade of clay, the actual weight is lighter than it seems. You will appreciate it every time you try to hold it. The lightness makes it easier to use. A delicate craftsmanship is required to make a light-weighted teapot. The small teapot produced by the concrete artistry to the details is excellent for the first teapot of newcomers, as well as for experienced.
Tokoname wares are ceramics produced in the Chita, Handa and Tokoname areas in Aichi prefecture. Various kinds of items are produced there, such as vases, ornaments, decorative plant pots, bonsai trays, and an assortment of jars and larger pots. Recognized as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, the origin of Tokoname ware dates back to the making of bowls, plates and urns at the end of the Heian period (794-1185). It was the largest production center of the six ancient kilns at this time. The most prized tea ceremony pieces and teapots started to be produced at the end of Edo period (1603-1867). Red clay teapots first were produced by emulating chinese wares. Teapots became the representative products of Tokoname in time. They were loved by the elite with the fashion of sencha from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Some teapots made by master craftsmen became highly regarded with spectacular techniques. Size of the opening, shape of the spout, and mounted angle of the handle are calculated and optimally-designed for perfect use. Tokoname fine-grained clay teapots with no glaze absorb tea lye and other elements, and also brew tea well thanks to their fine-fits lid and body design. Therefore, you can truly enjoy the true flavor of tea with a Tokoname teapot.
|Production region||Tokoname （Aichi Japan)|
|Note||This is a handmade teapot. Therefore, the one you purchase is unique, and the figure, hue and pattern are not the same as shown in the pictures.|
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