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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

Mokusen 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mokusen 120 ml / 4 oz 

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mokusen 260 ml / 8.7 oz 

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mokusen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mokusen 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250ml / 8.5oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 270 ml / 9.1 oz left-handed

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 60 ml / 2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 165 ml / 5.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Yutaka 75 ml / 2.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 175 ml - 195 ml / 5.9 oz - 6.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 305 ml - 320 ml / 10.3 - 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 330ml / 11.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 450 ml - 480 ml / 15.2 oz - 16.2 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 325 ml / 11 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160-180ml/5.4-6.2oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 740 ml / 25 oz SOLD

Gisui 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Gisui 155 ml / 5.2 oz

Gisui 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Gisui 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Gisui 180 ml / 6 oz

Gisui 245 ml / 8.2 oz SOLD

Gisui 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Gisui 180 ml / 6 oz

Gisui cups (various)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Touju 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 150 ml / 5 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou 230 ml / 7.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou 140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Hokuryu 170 - 195 ml / 5.7 - 6.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 250 ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 290 ml / 9.8 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 230, 250 ml / 7.7, 8.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 285 ml - 320 ml / 9.6 oz - 10.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 360 ml / 12.1 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140-155 ml/ 4.7-5.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 130-170 ml / 4.3-5.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Sensho 150 ml / 5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 300 ml / 10.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 320 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

wooden box Tokuta 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokuta 120 ml / 4 oz

wooden box Tokuta 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname tokkuri sake flask

Tokuta 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 60 - 65 ml / 2 - 2.1 oz

Maekawa Junzo 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Maekawa Junzo 290 ml / 9.8 oz SOLD

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 300 ml / 10.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 340 ml / 11.4 oz NEW

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 400 ml / 13.5 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 40 ml - 45 ml / 1.3 oz - 1.5 oz

Hokujo 240-260 ml /8.1-8.7oz

Hokujo 340-370ml /11.4-12.5oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 350 ml / 11.8 oz

Hokujo 150 ml / 5 oz

wooden box Hokujo 350-360 ml / 11.8 -12.1 oz

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Kohokujo

Gafu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo SOLD

Japanese Tokoname dragon tokkuri sake bottle

Motozo

wooden box Motozo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 180 ml / 6 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 135 ml / 4.5 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname shudei teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz

Fugetsu 295 ml / 9.9 oz

Yamashichi 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.4 oz NEW

Jinshu 600 ml / 20.2 oz NEW

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Jinshu 380 ml / 12.8 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 510-530 ml / 17.2-17.9 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 360 ml / 12.1 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 460 ml / 15.5 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 290 -315 ml / 9.8 - 10.6 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 480 ml / 16.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Yusen

Isshin 225 ml / 7.6 oz

Kenji 400-440 ml /13.5 oz -14.8 oz

Kenji 300 - 310 ml / 10.1 oz - 10.4 oz

Seiho 270 ml / 9.1 oz SOLD

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

wooden box Seiho 320 & 350 ml / 10.8 & 11.8 oz

Seiho

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho 330 & 350 ml / 11.1 & 11.8 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Gold Cherry Blossoms sencha cup by Seiho

Seiho .95 - 100 ml / 3.2 - 3.3 oz NEW

Seiho 390 ml / 13.1 oz

Seiho 350 ml / 11.8 oz

Tokoname yakishime wisteria teapot by Seiho

Seiho 300 - 305 ml / 10.1 - 10.3 oz SOLD

Seiho

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

wooden box Setsudo 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Kodo 205 ml / 6.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 260 ml / 9.87 oz

Tanikawa Jin 150 ml / 5.1 oz 

Tanikawa Jin 50 ml / 1.6 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

wooden box Tanikawa Jin (small) 90 ml / 3 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake cups by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 350ml / 11.8oz 

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 125 ml / 4.2 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 390 ml / 13.1 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 - 80 ml / 2.5 - 2.7 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 165 ml / 5.5 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Unzen kiln - Kyusu stand

Wood-fired teapots --->


Tokoname kyusu teapot

Hakusan 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 85 ml / 2.8 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 220 ml / 7.4 oz


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.



Jozan IV 150 ml / 5 oz NEW

Yamada Sou 65 ml / 2.1 oz

Yamada Sou 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Yamada Sou 195 ml / 6.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 90 ml / 3 oz

Yamada Sou 175 ml / 5.9 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada 105 ml / 3.5 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada 40 ml / 1.3 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

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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