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🔸"Grape/Weintraube" by Shôhô 310 ml - 昭萠 "黒泥 葡萄”

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

This finely crafted kyusu is made by hand from natural clay on the potter's wheel by Koie Keikichi (鯉江 桂吉), a multiple award-winning potter from Tokoname.  


From the lid to the body of the teapot, the smooth black ceramic surface is decorated with a wine grapes. This beautiful motif was painted by Mrs. Koie, who is responsible for transforming the Master's kyusu into a piece of jewellery.


With integrated, hand-pierced ceramic strainer, 310ml 

Diese fein gearbeitete Kyusu wird von Koie Keikichi  (鯉江 桂吉), einem vielfach preisgekrönten Töpfer aus Tokoname, von Hand aus Naturton auf der Töpferscheibe hergestellt.  


Vom Deckel bis zum Korpus der Teekanne ist die glatte schwarze Keramikoberfläche mit einem Traubenmuster verziert. Dieses schönen Motiv wurde von Frau Koie gemalt und verwandelt das Kyusu des Meisters in ein Schmuckstück.


Mit integriertem, handgestochenem Keramiksieb, 310ml 


1) Masterpiece by Sawada Tomohiro, with artist stamp.

2) Built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition. 

3) A smooth black ceramic surface with a design of wine grapes, painted by his wife who is also a ceramic artist.

4) For 310 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.


☆ Budou Icchin Marugata by Shôhô 310 ml

【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       ca. 310 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

       Φ 9,5 cm (diameter without handle / Durchmesser ohne Griff )

       H. 7,2 cm (without Lid / Ohne Deckel) 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       170 g

【 material / Material 】     

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

【 Kiln, Artist 】

       Shôhô, Koie Keikichi

【 origin / Herkunft 】   

        Aichi, Japan

【 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. 

83,00 €

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

about the artist

Shôhogama Kiln in Tokoname

Meister Koie Keikichi



🔸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.