【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware, Masterpiece 】
"yakishime yôhen" kyusu hand turned from natural clay by Sawada Tomohiro, a multiple award winning potter from Tokoname. The harmonious round shape and impressive transition of colours and textures through combination of reduction and oxidation firing (yôhen) are truly distinctive.
Using clay blended by artist Sawada himself, everything is handmade from scratch.
And the "Yakishime" technique is associated with very high fired unglazed stoneware ceramic, 1350°C is not uncommon, can sometimes reach even higher temperatures.
With integrated hand-pierced ceramic strainer, 280ml.
"yakishime yôhen" kyusu handgedreht aus Naturton von Sawada Tomohiro, einem mehrfach preisgekrönten Töpfer aus Tokoname. Die harmonische runde Form und der beeindruckende Übergang von Farben und Texturen durch die Kombination von Reduktions- und Oxidationsbrand (Yôhen) sind wirklich unverwechselbar.
Unter Verwendung von Ton, der vom Künstler Sawada selbst gemischt wurde, ist alles von Grund auf handgefertigt.
Und die "yakishime“-Technik ist mit sehr hoch gebrannter unglasierter Steinzeugkeramik verbunden, 1350°C sind keine Seltenheit, können teilweise noch höhere Temperaturen erreichen.
Mit integriertem, handgestochenem Keramiksieb, 200ml
1) Masterpiece by Sawada Tomohiro, with artist stamp.
2) Built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition.
3) ”Yakishime 焼〆"- unglazed kyusu + Firing technique: "Yohen 窯変" - Special combination of reduction and oxidation firing;
* This creates a unique random color and shading for each piece.
4) For 280 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.) 】
ca. 280 ml
【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】
Φ 9 cm (diameter without handle / Durchmesser ohne Griff )
H. 7,3 cm (without Lid / Ohne Deckel)
【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】
【 material / Material 】
Ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Töpferei) - Tokoname ware
【 Artist 】
【 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.
Sawada Tomohiro (澤 田 朋 大)
In 1975, Sawada Tomohiro was born into a family of Tokoname potters as the fourth generation in Aichi Prefecture. In particularly, his grandfather, Sawada Yoshiharu, was a great potter known as "Jyouan," and he used to turn the potter's wheel as a matter of course from an early age beside them.
He has won many ceramic awards in Japan.
He is known for creating modern and unique tea utensils with a young sensibility while faithfully following traditional techniques.
🔸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.