Tokoname Teapots
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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.

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.

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

Shoryu


Shoryu

Yutaka


Sekiryu


Shoryu

Mogake teapot by Hakusan
wooden box Hakusan

Creating a Tokoname teapot video clip (Shoryu)

 

 


Gisui


wooden box Gisui (small)


Gisui cups (various)

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Touju
Touju

Rihi kyusu by Mizuno Hiroshi
Mizuno Hiroshi (small)

Rihi kyusu by Mizuno Hiroshi

Mizuno Hiroshi SOLD


Touju


Touju

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots
Gyokko (small size)
NEW


Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots
Gyokko (small size)
SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots
Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot
Houryu
(Lefted handed ones are
also available now)


Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots
Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots
Gyokko (small size)


Maekawa Junzo

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo (Small)

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo
Maekawa Junzo


Shoson
SOLD


Shunzan

Tokoname teapot by Kouji
Kouji

 

 

 

Tokoname teapot by Kouji
Kouji (small)

Tokoname teapot by Kouji
Kouji

Tokoname teapot by Mizuno Yokei
wooden box Yokei

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki
Teruyuki

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Teruyuki
Teruyuki

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki
Teruyuki

Tokoname teapot by Shukei
Shukei

Yakishime teapot by Fujita Tokuta
Fujita Tokuta
SOLD

Yakishime teapot by Fujita Tokuta
Fujita Tokuta
SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Shoyou
Shoyou
NEW

Yohen kyusu by Yoshiki
Wooden box Yoshiki
NEW

Yohen kyusu by Yoshiki
Wooden box Yoshiki (small)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Koshin
Koshin


Koshin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Koshin
Koshin

     

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo
Hokujo (small)

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
wooden box Hokujo
NEW

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo
Hokujo

Tokoname tea set by Hokujo
wooden box Hokujo
NEW

Handcrafted teapot by Hokujo
Hokujo


     

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

 


Gafu


Gafu

Unique guinomi by Motozo

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo

 

   
Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi
wooden box Motozo
   

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo
Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake flask)

wooden box Motozo

teapot by Motozo
Motozo

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu
wooden gift box Fugetsu (Prize awarded)
Japanese Tokoname dragon tea cup by Motozo
Motozo (yunomi)

Tokonme teapot by Motozo
wooden box Motozo

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu
Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu
wooden gift box
Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu
Fugetsu


wooden gift box Fugetsu

Tokoname shudei teapot by Fugetsu
wooden gift box Fugetsu

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu
wooden gift box Fugetsu

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu
wooden gift box Fugetsu
SOLD
Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu
Fugetsu

wooden gift box Jinshu
NEW

Jinshu NEW

Jinshu

Jinshu (Large)

Tokoname teapot by Soukou
Soukou
 

Tokoname teapot by Soukou
wooden gift box Soukou
 

Tokoname teapot by Soukou
Soukou 
NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen
Yusen
Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen
Yusen SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen
Yusen


Yusen
SOLD

Handcrafted teapot by Kenji

Kenji SOLD


Kenji SOLD

Choshi Geo mug
Kenji

Handcrafted nerikomi teapot by Kenji
Kenji


Kenji

Handcrafted teapot by Kenji

Kenji

Handcrafted teapot by Kenji

Kenji

Handcrafted nerikomi teapot by Kenji
Kenji
NEW

 

 

 

Brown teapot by Seiho
Seiho

Seiho


Kenji

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho
Seiho (teapot and cups)

Larger size is also available.

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho
Seiho


Seiho

Handcrafted Tokoname teapot by Seiho
Seiho

Tokoname teapot by Seiho
Wooden box Seiho
SOLD

Handengraved teapot by Kodo
Setsudo/Kodo

 

 

 


Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II
wooden box Shunen

Handengraved teapot by Kodo

Kodo


Setsudo

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II
wooden box Shunen

 

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Shunen
Shunen


Setsudo
SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin width=
wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake cups by Tanikawa Jin
Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin (small)

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
wooden box Tanikawa Jin
Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin
wooden box Tanikawa Jin SOLD
 

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden boxYamada Sou

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden boxYamada Sou

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden boxYamada Sou

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei
wooden gift box Konishi Yohei


Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden boxYamada Sou (small)


Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden boxYamada Sou (small)


 

 

 


Tokoname wood-fired ware

Visiting Konishi Yohei June 2009 (Click here to see some pictures!)
Visiting Konishi Yohei June 2012 (Click here to see some pictures!)

Visiting Konishi Yohei July 2013 (Click here to see some pictures!)

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei
wooden gift box Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei
wooden gift box Konishi Yohei

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei
wooden gift box 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 Profile

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou
wooden gift box Yamada Sou

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou
wooden gift box Yamada Sou

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden gift box Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden gift box Yamada Sou

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

wooden gift box Yamada Sou SOLD


Yamada Sou

 

Tokoname Aoyu teacup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou SOLD

Tokoname mayake teapot by Tanikawa Katsuaki

wooden gift box Tanikawa Katsuaki SOLD

    Tanikawa Katsuaki 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!

 

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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