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Amongst Japan's six ancient kilns (Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tanba, Bizen and Tokoname), Tokoname is said to be the largest and oldest. Today, whereas many teapots are made using molds, these hand-crafted teapots are prime examples of skillful craftsmanship.
Tea brewed in clay teapots is said to have a sweeter, mellower flavor. This fact , coupled with superb craftsmanship and design, makes Tokoname teapots popular with Japanese green tea lovers. Tokoname teapots are recognized as the best of their kind in Japan, just as Yixing teapots are recognized in China.
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Concerning teapot volume: Please allow some tolerance in the volume measurements of our teapots.
Due to space constraints we cannot measure every item as wet teapots have to be left out to dry for some time before being stored. When a large number of teapots arrive at the same time, same models of a similar size are grouped together and
a representative measurement taken. Because of the handcrafted nature of the products, some discrepancies might occur.
Thank you for your understanding.

Our hand-crafted Tokoname teapots selection
(click the picture for detail.)

Items with a mark, come in a wooden box
.
The volume of each teapot is measured at full capacity (ie. filled right up to the rim, just under the lid).

The teapot you receive may differ slightly in appearance to the one shown in the photo.
This is because each piece is individually hand crafted.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice
For yuzamashi (a water pitcher for cooling water), click here!

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kousho

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka

Tokoname kyusu teapot and yunomi

wooden box Hakusan

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Large)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gisui

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gisui

Gisui cups (various)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta

Fujita Tokuta SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta NEW

Shudei sencha wan by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Maekawa Junzo SOLD

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo (Small)

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

sencha cups by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji (small)

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji

Tokoname teapot by Mizuno Yokei

wooden boxYokei

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

Tokoname teapot by Shukei

Shukei SOLD

wooden box Kazufusa (Shukei)

wooden box Munenori

Tokoname teapot by Shoyou

Shoyou

Yohen kyusu by Yoshiki

Wooden box Yoshiki

Yohen kyusu by Yoshiki

Wooden box Yoshiki (small)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Koshin

Koshin

wooden boxKoshin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Koshin

Koshin SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Hokujo

Small teapots by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Hokujo

Small teapots by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Small teapots by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

wooden box Hokujo SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo NEW

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo

Hokujo

Tokoname tea set by Hokujo

wooden box Hokujo SOLD

Handcrafted teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo

Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake bottle)

Motozo

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon tea cup by Motozo

Motozo (yunomi)

Tokonme teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift boxFugetsu (Prize awarded)

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift boxFugetsu

Fugetsu NEW

Fugetsu SOLD

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift boxFugetsu SOLD

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Jinshu

Jinshu

Jinshu (Large)

Tokoname teapot by Soukou

Soukou

Tokoname teapot by Soukou

wooden gift boxSoukou

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Yusen

Choshi Geo mug

Kenji

Kenji

Handcrafted teapot by Kenji

Kenji SOLD

Handcrafted teapot by Kenji

Kenji SOLD

Handcrafted nerikomi teapot by Kenji

Kenji

Kenji

Seiho

wooden box Seiho

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho (teapot and cups)Larger size is also available.

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho NEW

Seiho

Handengraved teapot by Kodo

Kodo

Setsudo

Setsudo SOLD

Setsudo NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Shunen

wooden box Shunen

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin SOLD

wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin NEW

Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

wooden box Tanikawa Jin (small)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake cups by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou (small) SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo SOLD

Hokujo

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei SOLD



Compared to other Tokoname teapots, the lids of wood-fired teapots tend to have a looser fit.This does not affect their function if used in the usual way of pressing the knob down with the forefinger when pouring tea.



Yamada Sou

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Yamada Sou SOLD

Yamada Sou SOLD

Yamada Sou Profile




Brewing Temperature and time of Japanese green tea by type
Matcha 176 F. (80C) -
Sencha 158-167 F. (70-75 C) 45 - 60 sec.
Gyokuro 140 F. (60C). 90 - 120 sec.
Hojicha, bancha , genmaicha Boiling water 30 sec.

For yuzamashi (a water pitcher for cooling water), click here!

 


For more info. on Japanese teapots, please refer to:
Caring for your Tokoname teapots

Use Tokoname teapots just as you would use porcelain teapots.
Rinse the inside with hot water after each use in order to eliminate the possibility of tea stains. Wipe the outside with a soft cloth and leave to dry naturally, right side up with the lid off. *Never place the pot onto direct fire.
Wiping with a soft, dry cloth gives a lustrous sheen to the pot and makes it even more pleasing to the eye. *Do not wipe inside the teapots.
Tokoname is a small city, situated in central Japan (right next to the newly built Centrair airport). Most of the houses in the historical area were traditionally painted black, so that they did not show the dirt from kiln fumes. It is said that Tokoname people did not realize that sparrows weren't black until they went to the next town and saw their true color. Nowadays, the black fumes which used to envelop the town are no longer evident., but the atmosphere and character of Tokoname's heyday lives on.

Old town of Tokoname

*Photos left to right - general view of Tokoname city, traditional workshop, walls made of clay pipes and pots bordering slope paved with pottery pieces.

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