Japan

Japan has a long tradition of very high quality pottery. The teapots produced there are refined and commonplace items.

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Wazuqu Cast Iron Teapot | Yoho

With more than four centuries of experience at their craft, the Kikuchi Hojudo foundry is a true leader in Wazuqu steel (a Japanese steel of very high quality).

Wazuqu Cast Iron Teapot | Wabi-Sand

With more than four centuries of experience at their craft, the Kikuchi Hojudo foundry is a true leader in Wazuqu steel (a Japanese steel of very high quality).

Wazuqu Cast iron Teapot | Mayu

With more than four centuries of experience at their craft, the Kikuchi Hojudo foundry is a true leader in Wazuqu steel (a Japanese steel of very high quality).

Teapot from Mr. Ito | Ito7

This gem of a teapot is craftsmanship at its finest. A distinguished handle that contrasts the algae design on the side panel. True art from Mr. Ito!

Sensu Men

This fan is used by the participants of the chanoyu tea ceremony. It is placed as an honorary sign in front of the knees of the participants as they are greeted. This fan remain closed in the tea room and its shape represents the sword that the samuraï placed aside before entering the tea room. It is made of white bamboo and paper. Men use a slightly longer fan than that used by Women.

Kyusu | Yèsi

Of Japanese manufacture, Kyusu teapots are typical of the country.

Kyusu | Opal

Of Japanese manufacture, Kyusu teapots are typical of the country. In Japanese, Kyusu simply means a "teapot". The people are fond of green tea, traditional teapots have features that optimize the tasting of this tea family while remaining beneficial for other teas. In fact, in addition to offering a comfortable grip thanks to its side handle, the fine-mesh filter easily holds in the finest leaves.

Kyusu | Kuri Iro

This plum color Kyusu of beautiful simplicity.

Kyusu from Shôryû | Hono

Shôryû speaks passionately about his craft and how the concept of pleasure plays such a large part in the philosophy behind creations.

This pearlescent finish is unique to Tokoname, a flagship city of ceramic production in Japan. This glaze carries the same name Shôryû Tenmoku. It took many years of careful research to achieve these spectacular results. Clearly a precious and carefully guarded art.

Despite international success, he prefers to keep his work affordable. A potter should create teapots that bring light and life to daily routine. why produce work that remains lifeless and …

Kyusu from Shôryû | Eko

 

Kyusu from Mr. Yamada | Youkou

There are a rare few adamant potters in Tokoname that still insist on mastering every step of the artisanal process, taking it as far as making their own clay. Yamada is one of these potters.

Kyusu from Ito Gafu | G2

With complete dedication to his craft, Ito Gafu has become an inspiration to the Tokoname artisan community. 

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