With complete dedication to his craft, Ito Gafu has become an inspiration to the Tokoname artisan community.
Kyusu from Mr. Ito | Ito5
We love Mr. Ito's creation for its finesse, unique form, and its rustic grey-white urban clay. A craft Japanese teapot with a unique style of chic
One of Japan’s most dynamic potters, oiginally from Tokoname, Mr. Ito still retains his inner fire for design after 40 years work.
Second generation in ceramics, he has specialized in the art of teapot crafting. He controls every stage of the process: from the sourcing of the land for the clay to the final finishing. Firing with either gas or electricity for the desired result.
Mr. Ito also actively participates in various monthly creative meetings with other craftsmen - a true artist in constant evolution.
Each handcrafted piece is unique and has been catalogued separately to ensure that the piece you see is the piece you get.
Diameter of the opening: 7.75 cm
Height: 4.75 cm
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From an organic culture on Kyushu Island, this tea is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas.