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🔸Gyokko "kokudei sakurabori" 140 ml - 玉光 ”黒泥 桜彫”

【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware, Masterpiece -】

A delicate and elegant black teapot made by a Tokoname potter who is particular about harmonious forms and beautiful details. The decorative cherry blossom engraving that flows through the lid and main body is impressive and stands out for its beauty.


Master potter Umehara of Gyokko II made the teapot on a potter's wheel, on which Master egnraver Schoukoku (昭刻) carved cherry blossoms.  


This kyusu is made from red natural clay (Japanese: Shudei 朱泥) which particularly enriched with natural iron-oxide. The colour turns in the dark during the smoking process with charcoal or straw that follows the initial firing process. The name of "Kokudei (黒泥)" describes its dark colour. 

Zierliche und elegante schwarze Teekanne wird von einem Töpfer aus Tokoname mit viel Gespür für harmonische Formen und schöne Details getöpfert. Mit ihrer beeindruckenden, dekorativen Sakura-Kirschblüteschnitzereien, die über Deckel und Kanne fliest ist wahrhaftig eine Schönheit. 


Meistertöpfer Umehara von Gyokko II stellte die Teekanne auf einer Töpferscheibe her, auf der Keramischer Kunstgraveur Schoukoku (昭刻) Kirschblüten schnitzte.


Dieses Kyusu wird aus rotem Naturton (japanisch: Shudei 朱泥) hergestellt, der besonders mit natürlichem Eisenoxid angereichert ist. Die Farbe ändert sich im Dunkeln während des Räucherprozesses mit Holzkohle oder Stroh, der dem anfänglichen Brennprozess folgt. Der Name „Kokudei (黒泥)“ beschreibt seine dunkle Farbe.





1) A masterpiece of Master Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II). Coraborated with Tokoname Ceramick engraver Shoukoku.

    With artist stamp. 

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

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

3) For 140 ml in volume, perfect for brewing a cup of tea, making it a perfect gift.

4) 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.


☆Gyokko "kokudei sakurabori" 140 ml


【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       140 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

   (without Handle and Lid / Durchmesser ohne Griff x Höhe ohne Deckel)

       Φ 10 cm x H. 5,5 cm 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       225 g
【 material / Material 】   

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

【 Artist, Studio 】

      Teapot/Teekannne: Gyokko, Meister Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II)

      Engraver/Graveur: Shoukoku

【 origin / Herkunft 】   

        Aichi, Japan

【 packaging / Verpackung 】

        original Karton


* 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. 

157,00 €

  • Lieferzeit 2-3 Werktage *1 / Shipping 2-3 working days *1

about the artist

 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.

🔸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.