【 Product Type: water cooler, Tokoname ware 】
"Yuzamashi" ash glaze, 270 ml
by Gyokko Tokoname
● Side-handle style
● Ash glazing
- Cooling the hot water -
The shapely ceramic bowl for cooling water to the required temperature before tea preparation is not a must-have item, but an extremely practical tool, especially for high quality green tea leaves.
The rounded water cooler made of natural clay is handcrafted by the well-known Gyokko Studio in Tokoname (Aichi Prefecture).
The top is partly covered with a flowing ash glaze, which makes for a unique appearance and adds texture interest.
"Yuzamashi" Aschenglasur, 270 ml
by Gyokko Tokoname
- Abkühlen des heißen Wassers -
Das formschöne Keramik-Gefäß zum Abkühlen von Teewasser auf die erforderliche Temperatur vor der Teezubereitung ist kein Muss, aber ein äußerst praktisches Hilfsmittel insbesondere bei der Zubereitung japanischer Grüntees.
Die abgerundete Yuzamashi aus Naturton wird vom bekannten Studio Gyokko in Tokoname (Präfektur Aichi) von Hand gefertigt.
Die Oberseite ist mit einer fließenden Ascheglasur bedeckt, was ein einzigartiges Design ergibt und der Textur Interesse verleiht.
*This water pitcher is handcrafted in the famous pottery town Tokoname and is a unique item series. With artist stamp.
【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】
(approx. 80% of total volume / ca. 80% von Gesamtvolumen)
【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】
(without Handle / Durchmesser ohne Griff)
Φ 11 x H. 7 cm
【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】
【 material / Material 】
Ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Töpferei) - Tokoname ware
【 Studio 】
Gyokko, Meister Umehara
【 origin / Herkunft 】
【 packaging / Verpackung 】
* Please handwash to clean.
* Do not use this pitcher in the microwave or dishwasher.
* Bitte reinigen Sie Ihren Schale mit der Hand.
* Verwenden Sie diesen Schale nicht in der Mikrowelle oder Spülmaschine.
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.