【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】
Kokudei Inka Kyusu
A graceful deep black teapot with a distinctive "Inca" floral stamp decoration. It is by traditional Tokoname craftsman Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II), son of the founder of the legendary Gyokko studio, who established the legendary style. Gyokko is one of the leading masters of Tokoname ceramics. This teapot is a unique piece with well-balanced proportions and is an entirely handcrafted unglazed teapot.
The Japanese kyusu has a built-in ceramic tea strainer.
Kokudei Inka Kyusu
In edelem tiefschwarzen gestaltete Kyusu, verziert mit einem charakteristischen Inka-Blumenstempel Dekor. Von Meister Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II), dem Sohn des legendären, stilprägenden Gyokko Studiogründers. Gyokko ist einer der bekanntesten Meister der Töpfer-Kunst von Tokoname. Diese Kyusu ist ein einzigartiges Stück mit ausgewogenen Proportionen, vollständig handgefertigt, unglasiertes Kyusu.
Die japanische Teekanne verfügt über ein integriertes Keramiksieb.
INKA (印花) stamp decoration
The impressed decoration of tiny red flower petals are manually created with a hand-carved stamp tool made of soft paste porcelain which gives a firm impression. This decoration technique called INKA (印花).
Die beeindruckenden, dekorativen Elemente von winzigen roten Blumen werden manuell mit handgemachten Stempeln aus weichem Pastenporzellan hergestellt, um einen festen Eindruck hinterlässt. Diese Dekorationstechnik heißt INKA (印花).
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) Decoration with flower by Inka stamp and finely linear ground pattern on the lid and a part of body.
4) For 200 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.
【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】
【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】
Dia. 10 cm (excl. handle and spout / Durchmesser ohne Griff, Ausguss)
H. 5,6 cm (excl. lid / Höhe ohne Deckel)
【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】
【 material / Material 】
Ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Töpferei) - Tokoname ware
【 Artist 】
Gyokko, Umehara Hirotaka
【 origin / Herkunft 】
【 packaging / Verpackung 】
* 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 Hrutaka (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.
🔸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.