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🔸Gyokuryu ”umebori yôhen" 220 ml - 玉龍 "梅彫 窯変”

【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】

Yōhen plum blossom engraved teapot

by Gyokuryu


This adorable deep-brown kyusu (Teapot) is handmade by traditional Tokoname craftsman Jiro Umehara (a.k.a. Gyokuryu 玉龍) on a potter's wheel with a delicate engraved plum blossoms (ume 梅) and incised lines. Such a engraving decoration of Tokoname kyusu is often done in collaboration with a specialist of engraver, but Master Umehara is responsible for the entire process for the piece.


The subtle red accent on the lid created by the "yōhen" (窯変) firing effect is the potter's unique aesthetic.


The rim of the kyusu is partially unsteped. This is a practical design to make it easier to dispose of tea leaves.


Made by master craftsman Umehara Jiro, a descendant of the first Gyokko, who now makes pottery under the name Gyokuryu Umehara (玉龍).

Yohen Kyusu mit Pflaumenblüten-Gravur

by Gyokuryu


Diese dunkelbraune Teekanne mit Pflaumenschnitzereien, handgefertigt auf einer Töpferscheibe von Tokonames traditionellem Handwerker Jiro Umehara, auch bekannt als Gyokuryu (玉龍). Der Meister Umehara führt den gesamten Prozess durch, obwohl das dekorative Schnitzen von Tokoname kyusu oft von einem spezialisierten Künstler ausgeführt wird.


Der subtile rote Akzent auf dem Deckel, der durch den "yōhen" (窯変) -Brandeffekt entsteht, ist das ästhetische Unikat des Töpfers.


Am Rand der Teekanne ist teilweise ungestuft. Dies ist ein praktisches Designmerkmal, um die Entsorgung der Teeblättern zu erleichtern.


Hergestellt von Meister Umehara Jiro, einem Nachfahren des ersten Gyokko, der heute unter dem Namen Gyokuryu (玉龍) töpfert.



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) Hand-carved beautiful plum blossom motif.

4) A part of the lid has a colour turns in red by a firing effect "youhen".  

5) For 220 ml 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.


☆Gyokuryu "Umebori Youhen, Plum blossom curving" 220 ml

【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       220 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

      Dia. 9,7 cm (excl. handle and spout / Durchmesser ohne Griff, Ausguss)

      H. 6 cm   (excl. lid / Höhe ohne Deckel)

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       245 g

【 material / Material 】     

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

【 Artist 】

       Gyokuryu, Umehara Jiro

【 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. 

88,90 €

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

About the potter

Umehara Jiro (梅原 二郎) was born in Tokoname City in 1948 as the son of the first Gyokko, Umehara harutaka (梅原 晴隆).


Thanks to his upbringing he has been familiar with the potter's wheel turning since he was around 10 years old. 

Studied pottery at the Tokoname High School pottery department.

And, he established his own Studio "Gyokuryu Touen" and continues to this day. 


Certified as a traditional craftsman by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

🔸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.