🔸Gyokko "Shudei Hira Kittate" 140ml - 玉光 ”朱泥平切立”

【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】


Unglazed flat (=Hira) side-handle teapot with pine tree bark relief (= matsukawa). The lid fits snugly and the integrated fine strainer is made of ceramic. The teapot and tea strainer are entirely handmade by master potter Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokkô II) from natural clay on the potter's wheel.


The wide, flat shape of the Hira-Kyusu allows the steeping tea leaves to spread out easily and enhancing the aroma of high-grade green teas such as Gyokuro or fine Sencha teas. It is suitable for preparing fine Japanese teas with large tea leaves.


Due to its small volume of approx. 140 ml, this Kyûsu is suitable for preparing Sencha for one person or Gyokuro for two or three people.


Approximate dimensions:

Diameter of top edge of lid opening approx. 9,5 cm

Height approx. 3,5 cm without lid

Volume approx. 140 ml at approx. 80% filling (= suitable for significantly less tea)


Unglasiertes flaches (=Hira) Seitengriff-Teekännchen mit Pinien-Baumrindenoptik (= matsukawa). Der Deckel sitzt passgenau und das integrierte feine Tüllensieb ist aus Keramik. Die Teekanne und das Sieb wurden vom Meister Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokkô II) aus natürlichem Ton auf der Töpferscheibe vollständig handgefertigt. 


Die breite, flache Form des Hira-Kyusu ermöglicht es, dass sich die ziehenden Teeblätter leicht ausbreiten und das Aroma von hochwertigen Grünteesorten wie Gyokuro oder feinen Sencha-Tees hervorheben. Es eignet sich für die Zubereitung edeler japanischer Tees mit großen Teeblättern.


Aufgrund ihres geringen Volumens von ca. 140 ml eignet sich diese Kyûsu für die Sencha-Zubereitung für eine Person oder von Gyokuro für zwei oder drei Personen.


Ungefähre Maße:

Durchmesser Oberkante Deckelöffnung ca. 9,5 cm

Höhe ca. 3,5 cm ohne Deckel

Volumen ca. 140 ml bei ca. 80% Füllung (= für deutlich weniger Tee geeignet) 


1) Unique and painstakingly handcrafted. With artist stamp. 

2) With a built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition. 

3) Unglazed. 

4) For 140 ml in volume: suitable for preparing Sencha for one, or Gyokuro for two or three cups.

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.


☆Gyokko "Shudei Hira Kittate" 140ml


【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       140 ml (80% filled / 80% von Vollmenge) 

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

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

       Φ 9,5 cm x H. 5 cm 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       215 g
【 material / Material 】   

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

【 Studio 】

       Gyokko,  Meister Umehara

【 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. 

98,00 €

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

*Please note:

Tea pots are handmade in small series and all differ slightly from one another. The photos show a similar example. The dimensions, shape and volume may vary. Any accessories shown are only examples of combinations. 

Bitte beachten Sie;

Die Kannen werden in kleiner Serie in Handarbeit hergestellt und unterscheiden sich alle leicht voneinander. Die Fotos zeigen ein ähnliches Beispiel. Die Maße, die Form und das Volumen können abweichen. Eventuell abgebildetes Zubehör dient nur als Kombinationsbeispiel. 

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.

*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.