🔸Houryu "Kokudei, Matsukawa" 350 ml - 宝龍 "黒泥松皮”

【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】

An anthracite colored, round teapot handmade by the famed Studio Hōryū (宝龍) in Tokoname (Aichi prefecture). The name of "Kokudei (黒泥)" describes its dark color. Utilizes a traditional technique called matsukawa 松皮 - literally "pine bark" - to create the bark like texture on the surface. 


This kyusu is made from a red natural clay (Japanese: Shudei 朱泥) which particularly enriched with natural iron-oxide. After the red clay kyusu fired once, it takes further reductive firing process with charcoal or straw to get dark color. The opening of the kyusu is thinly shaved to produce a vermilion line, which is an elegant accent of this kyusu.

Eine anthrazit runde Teekanne handgefertigt vom beliebten Studio Hōryū (宝龍) in Tokoname (Präfektur Aichi). Der Name "Kokudei (黒泥)" beschreibt ihre dunkle Farbe. Verwendet eine traditionelle Dekorationstechnik namens "Matsukawa 松皮" - wörtlich „Kiefernrinde“ – um die rindenartige Textur auf der Oberfläche.


Dieses Kyusu besteht aus rotem Naturton (japanisch: Shudei 朱泥), der besonders mit natürlichem Eisenoxid angereichert ist. Nachdem normalen Brennvorgang, braucht es einen weiteren reduktiven Brennprozess mit Holzkohle oder Stroh, um eine dunkle Farbe zu erhalten. Die Öffnung des Kyusu ist dünn geschabt, so dass eine rötliche Linie entsteht, die einen eleganten Akzent setzt. 


1) Each Kyusu is unique and painstakingly handcrafted. With artist stamp. 

2) The Kyusu has a built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition. 

3) Unique matsukawa - pine bark textured pattern.

4) For 350 ml in volume, the perfect size for brewing a cup of tea, making it a perfect gift.

5) Using red natural clay (Japanese: Shudei 朱泥) particularly enriched with natural iron-oxide.

* It is said that any astringency and bitterness found in Japanese green teas are adjusted by the reaction of the iron contained in Tokoname ware's red mud with the tannin of the tea, resulting in a delicious and mellow taste.


☆Hōryu "Kokudei Matsukawa" 350 ml

【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       350 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

   (without handle and knob / (Durchmesser ohne Griff x Höhe ohne Knauf)

       Φ 11,5 x H. 8 cm 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       260 g

【 material / Material 】     

       Ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Töpferei) - Tokoname ware 

【 Studio 】


【 origin / Herkunft 】   

        Aichi, Japan

【 packaging / Verpackung 】

        original box


* Please handwash to clean your kyusu.

* Do not use this teapot in the microwave or dishwasher. 


* Bitte reinigen Sie Ihren Kyusu mit der Hand.

* Verwenden Sie diesen Kyusu nicht in der Mikrowelle oder Spülmaschine. 

60,95 €

🔸常滑焼 TOKONAME-YAKI -  A tradition of quality

Tokoname (常滑) is located near Chubu International Airport in southern Nagoya, Aichi Prefcture. High quality earthenware has been produced here since the 12th century, and still now, Tokoname is a center of pottery production in Japan.


Tokoname is one of Japan's six most important ancient kiln towns - the others are Bizen (備前), Echizen (越前), Seto (瀬戸), Shigaraki (信楽) and Tanba (丹波) - had the largest output of ceramics of any kiln town in the Edo Period (1600-1868). 


In particular, Tokoname used to be the main production site for ceramic water pipes. In modern times, it is known around the world for its ornaments such as tea sets and beckoning cats.