A handmade teapot set made by master craftsman Seiji Ito in Tokoname in Aichi, one of the most important centres of pottery and teaware in Japan. Mr Ito has been making teapots for over 30 years and has created innovative new styles and shapes using his own blends of clay that reference Tokoname’s past but also point towards a bright future for the area. Recently he has had several successful exhibitions of his teapots and teaware in Taiwan and China, where many of the shapes for Tokoname teaware originate.
This set comes with a pot and three tasting cups.
Unlike his kyusu, this teapot is round in shape and is ideal for use with oolong teas, but will also work well with other teas. The pot has a multi-hole filter built in which ensures a smooth, fast pour. The cups are irregularly shaped and silvered on the inside with a pattern individual to each cup, while the outside has a diagonal lattice cloth-pattern scratched into the surface.
Dimensions: Teapot – 100ml, 6.5cm height, 6cm diameter, 10cm spout to handle
Teacup ~ 25ml to rim, 2.5cm height, 5.5cm diameter