Rishi's Tea Flower Teapot is handcrafted in Tokoname, Japan, a region renowned for natural ash glaze pottery. Tokoname's ancient pottery kilns are thought to date back to the 9th Century. Early Tokoname pottery was primarily earthen vessels for Buddhist ceremonies, but steadily improving economic conditions fostered artistic growth. During the Momoyama period (1573–1603), artists began crafting household items reflecting the tastes of the period. Chinese teapot craftsman Jin Shi Heng introduced his "naked clay" process to Tokoname potters in 1878, when unglazed clay teapots from Yixing, China, were fashionable in Japan. These techniques influenced the development of Tokoname teapots, which today represent some of the world's greatest and most functional teawares. We selected the Tea Flower Teapot to complement the art of infusing Rishi's authentic Japanese teas.
Additional Info: For Japanese teaware collectors, Tokoname instantly conjures visions of the famous Shudei kyusu (red clay, side-handled teapot). The handcrafted, hand-etched Plum Blossom Teapot exemplifies the iconic Tokoname kyusu. Highly refined clay and masterful technique yield an impeccably smooth, yet unglazed surface. The Ita-Ami (fine mesh stainless steel filter screen) gives this teapot superb function for premium loose-leaf teas.
Height: 2.38" (not including lid)
Volume: Approx. 8oz
This teapot originates in the renowned kilns of Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. View Japan Tea Origin Map in a larger map
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By Jane Parthum on April 19, 2014
Muskego, AL United States
This kuysu is the best little teapot. I use it daily. It is perfect for a single mug or two smaller lotus sized cups.
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