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🔸Seiho Tsuzuki "butterfly & flowers" Yakishime 260 ml - 青峰 ”蝶と桜”

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

The light brown kyusu adorned with dainty golden cherry blossoms and butterflies accented in, which gives it a strong presence. The teapot is called "yakishime" style, an unglazed earthenware fired at a high temperature. Charming, feminine touch with rounded shape.  


Master Seiho has incorporated two butterflies into his design: one elegantly incused and painted on the side of the pot, the other skillfully carved into the handle. The wings of the butterfly on the handle are completely hollowing out though the clay while the body is simply impressed, demonstrating Seiho’s high leveled skill as a craftsman.  


On the side, a pattern portraying the spring breeze is decorated by a traditional technique called NUNOME (布目). This pattern is created by impressing fabric onto the clay.  


This elaborate teapot by Tokoname's master Seiho Tsuzuki is really popular worldwide. Now his yakishime items charm his fans. If you are searching for a teapot of exceptional first-class quality, this would certainly be ideal.

Das hellbraune Kyusu ist aufwändig mit goldenen Kirschblüten und Schmetterlingen verziert, was ihm eine starke Präsenz verleiht. Die Teekanne ist eine "Yakishime", d.h. das unglasierte Steingut wird mit hoher Temperatur gebrannt. Bezaubernder, femininer Touch mit abgerundeter Form.  


Meister Seiho hat zwei Schmetterlinge in das Design aufgenommen: einen anmutig in die Seite des Gefäßes geschnitzt und den anderen durchbrochen in den Griff geschnitzt, was Seihos hohes Können als Handwerker demonstriert.


An der Seite wird ein Muster, das die Frühlingsbrise darstellt, mit einer traditionellen Technik namens NUNOME (布 目) verziert. Dieses Muster entsteht durch Einprägen von Stoff auf den Ton.


Diese aufwändige Teekanne von Tokonames Meister Seiho Tsuzuki ist weltweit sehr beliebt. Jetzt bezaubern seine Yakishime-Gegenstände seine Fans. Wenn Sie nach einer Teekanne von außergewöhnlicher erstklassiger Qualität suchen, ist dies sicherlich ideal.

The impressed decoration of butterflies and 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)

Seihô marked design onto the damp clay, and then, the design elements are carefully painted before the teapot is fired. 


Die beeindruckenden, dekorativen Elemente von Blätter und Schmetterlingen werden manuell mit handgemachten Stempeln aus weichem Pastenporzellan hergestellt, um einen festen Eindruck hinterlässt. Diese Dekorationstechnik heißt INKA (印花).

In einem nächsten Arbeitsschritt erfolgt die Bemalung bevor die Teekanne noch einmal gebrannt wird. 


1) Master piece by SEIHO (青 峰) - unique and painstakingly handcrafted. With artist stamp. 
2) YAKISHIME unglazed Kyusu. Flower and butterflies motif decorated by INKA technique.

3) A special feature of the Tokoname production of the Kyusu is precisely fitting lid.

4) The Kyusu has a built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname tradition. 

5) For 260 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.


☆Seiho "Butterfly and Flower" 260 ml


【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       260 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

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

       Φ 9,2 x H. 7,7 cm 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       185 g
【 material / Material 】   

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

【 Artist / Künstler】

       Seiho Tsuzuki)

【 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. 

176,00 €

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

About the Artist

Potter’s profile - Seiho (Tsuzuki Seiho) 

陶房青峰 都築隆夫


Seihoh Tsukiji was born in 1944 in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture and is a member of the Japan Crafts Association. His elegant and artful works are sustained, and he spares no effort with his high level traditional techniques and his original techniques. 

He established his own kiln in 1964 and has won the multiple awards for his ceramic work pieces. He is one of the leading authorities in the Tokoname Yaki industry. His son, Yutaka Tsuzuki apprenticed under him and is also a well-respected potter.


1944 - Born in Tokoname, Japan

1964 - Set up his own kiln


Seiho has garnered recognition for his work in a number of ways:

  Won the top prize in his section at the National Youth Traditional Crafts Exhibition

  One of his teapots was presented to the Grand Shrine of Ise in Mie Prefecture

  Porcelain Design Competition - three times

  Tokai Traditional Crafts Exhibition - four times

  The Choza Prize Ceramic Exhibition - five times

  Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition - four times

  Presented with the Traditional Crafts Industry

  Excellent Craftsman Award by the Prefectural Governor



*Image © Seiho-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.