🔸Gyokko "Kokudei Yohen Biri" 250 ml - 玉光 ”黒泥窯変ビリ”




【 Product Type: Kyusu 急須, Tokoname ware 】

Original Japanese Kyusu teapot by master Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II), the son of the legendary Gyokko studio founder. Gyokko is one of Tokoname's most famous Pottery Studio. Fully handmade, unglazed kyusu.


Master Gyokko made the teapot with beautiful cutting decoration on a potter's wheel and added the hand-made fine ceramic strainer in it. In addition to the balanced proportions and the knurled "biri" patterns, it impresses with the exciting shades. This is the result of the skilful use of the "yohen (窯 変)" firing technique, in which oxidation and reduction firing alternate.

Kyusu von Meister Umehara Hirotaka (Gyokko II), dem Sohn des legendären, stilprägenden Gyokko Studiogründers. Gyokko ist einer der bekanntesten Meister der Töpfer-Kunst von Tokoname. Vollständig handgefertigt, unglasiertes Kyusu. 


Die japanische Teekanne verfügt über ein integriertes Keramiksieb. Die Teekanne und das Sieb wurden vom Meister Gyokko aus natürlichem Ton auf der Töpferscheibe gefertigt. Außer dem ausgewogenen Proportionen und sowie dem gerändelten "biri" Mustern, besticht er durch dem spannenden Schattierungen. Die entsteht durch den gekonnten Einsatz der Yohen-Brenntechnik, bei der sich Oxidations- und Reduktionsbrand abwechseln. Dabei entstehen jedes Stück zufällige Farbgebung und Schattierung zum Unikat. 



1) Unique and painstakingly handcrafted. With artist stamp. 

2) With a built-in ceramic strainer, made in the Tokoname-yaki tradition. 

3) Unglazed. Created with "Yohen 窯変" technique - Special combination of reduction and oxidation firing;

       * This creates a unique random color and shading for each piece.

4) For 250 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.


☆Gyokko "Kokudei Yohen Biri" 250 ml


【 volume / Volume (ca.) 】 

       250 ml

【 size (approx.) / Maße (ca.) 】

   (without handle and knob / Durchmesser ohne Griff x Höhe ohne Knauf)

       Φ 10 cm x H. 6 cm 

【 weight (approx.) / Gewicht (ca.) 】

       225 g
【 material / Material 】   

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

【 Studio 】

       Gyokko,  Meister Umehara

【 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. 

71,90 €

About the Artist

 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.