【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】
The traditional red mud teapot with beautiful linework across the surface is made by hand from natural clay by the famed Studio Gyokko in Tokoname (Aichi prefecture). The tradition of craftsmanship and the extremely careful production method makes this Kyusu an ideal model for everyone from beginners to connoisseurs of fine-quality Japanese green teas.
Die traditionelle Teekanne aus roter Naturton (Shudei 朱泥) wird vom bekannten Studio Gyokko in Tokoname (Präfektur Aichi) von Hand gefertigt. Dieser Kyusu ist für seine Verhältnisse von eher zurückhaltender Eleganz, nur mit eingeschnittenen ringförmigen Mustern. Die große handwerkliche Tradition und die äußerst sorgfältige Fertigungsweise machen diese Kyusu zum idealen Alltagsmodell für alle, vom Einsteiger bis zum Genießer hochwertiger japanischer Grüntees.
1) Each Kyusu is unique and painstakingly handcrafted. With artist stamp.
2) A special feature of the production of the Kyusu is precisely fitting lid.
3) The Kyusu has a built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition.
4) A stepped line pattern on the entire surface.
5) For 280ml in volume, the perfect size for brewing a cup of tea, making it a perfect gift.
6) 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.
【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】
【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】
(without Handle and Lid / Durchmesser ohne Griff x Höhe ohne Knauf)
Φ 10,5 x H. 7 cm
【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】
【 material / Material 】
Ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Töpferei) - Tokoname ware
【 Studio 】
Gyokko, Meister Umehara
【 origin / Herkunft 】
【 packaging / Verpackung 】
original Karton (box size: L. 13,5 x B. 15,5 x H.9.5 cm)
* 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.
Umehara Hirotaka (梅原 廣隆), the second generation gyokko (玉光), was born in Tokoname City in 1946 as the son of the first Tamami, Umehara harutaka (梅原 晴隆).
He studied ceramics at Tokoname High School Ceramics Department and succeeded the second generation gyokko in 1988.
In 1994, he was certified as a Master of Traditional Crafts by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
He has been selected several times for the "Choza Prize Tokoname Ceramics Exhibition" and "Japan Sencha Crafts Exhibition", which are said to be the gateway to potters from all over the country.
Currently, he has established "gyokkou-touen (玉光陶苑)" and is considered the largest player in Tokoname ware.
The motto of his work is simple, light, and easy to use. He specializes in the production of "red mud teapot," which can be said to be synonymous with Tokoname ware. The artists often produces a teapot using the advanced akaneshibori, which involves repeated firing. The range of his expressions in his work is wide, including the announcement of the gorgeous " hanakousei" series in collaboration with the Kutani ware painter.
*Image courtesy of Gyokko-Touen
🔸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.