Novel tall design
Traditionally, common Japanese teapots have been spherical or squat in shape. The tall silhouette projects a new look and sophisticated image. The charm and quality of this piece is found in the details, as well. The handle on the lid is a simple, fluid design. The curved, extended brim standing around the lid is beautiful. Even though it has these modern elements, it still portrays Japanese style in total balance. This could be a perfect teapot for introducing new Japanese tea style into your life.
Solid white meets modern style
Its surface gives off a delicate luster with a smooth touch. It is unusual for a Japanese teapot to be only white. Traditional Japanese teapots have some color, patterns, or drawing. However, daring to make it white with no decoration focuses attention on the radical new design of this teapot, and succeeded in creating a clear and sophisticated image.
A tradition of quality
Produced in the Toki, Tajimi, Mizunami, and Kani regions of Gifu prefecture with a 1300-year history, Mino ware accounts for over 50 percent of Japanese ceramics now. As “the way of tea” gained popularity about 400 years ago, craftsmen in Mino began producing artistic tea utensils. Shino (white and textured), Kizeto (yellow ocher), Oribe (green pattern over light gray base) and Setoguro (black) are representative of these crafts. Now, 15 types of Mino ware are government-recognized traditional crafts of Japan. Nowadays, there are many manufacturers of Mino ware, with factories producing large numbers of these fine ceramics. A side variety of ceramics, including tableware, tiles, and tools are produced by inheriting the techniques of the past and being challenged to create new technologies for the future. Mino ware’s long history and high quality makes it a prime example of Japanese ceramics and an excellent addition to any collection.
|Production region||Mino (Gifu Japan)|
|Coating / Glaze||White glaze|
|Note||It comes with a removable strainer. It is a stainless-steel basket.|