Before final firing, fine seaweed is wrapped around the kyusu, creating unique patterning called mogake.
Traditional wide kyusu, perfect form for many teas.
Traditionally pancake shaped teapots are used in Japan for high quality gyokuo green teas. This gem is lovely for green teas, but also will work well for all varieties of tea.
Before the final firing of this teapot it it wrapped in fine seaweed. In the final kiln firing the seaweed imparts beautiful coloration patterns as a result of the salt application and oxygen reduction. The texture is unique and provides a rich contrast to the dark clay surface. The pour is exceptionally smooth and easily handled with one hand. The interior of the pot is unglazed and provides a richness that will continue to season over time.
This teapot is ideal for daily tea use for one person. The pot contains a ceramic filter which works very well for brewing all sorts of teas from Japanese Greens to Taiwanese oolongs and more. The wide lid opening makes for very easy removal of used tea leaves and cleaning.
This teapot was made in Aichi, Japan by the potter Sekiryu and has a volume of 170ml (5.75oz).
Shudei clay turns black in the reduction kiln. This great teapot has many useful features.
Masterful craftsmanship and attention to detail in this handmade kyusu.
The black color of the shudei clay comes from firing the red clay in a reduction kiln.
This lovely teapot has many features that make it great for preparing tea: a flanged spout for guard against spout backdripping, fine sesame clay filter, a cut-out in the lid lip to aid in removing leaves, and a handle that is very comfortable to hold.
This teapot was made in Aichi, Japan by the potter Hokuryu and has a volume of 280ml (9.5oz).