Shudei teapot with Bunbuku chagama (Tanuki) lid #15 by Hakuyu
This piece is inspired by the folktale of Bunbuku chagama in which a tanuki (racoon dog) transforms into chagama (tea kettle). There are some versions of the story on Youtube
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Handcrafted in Tokoname, Japan by Hakuyu (Morita Isamu)
He is known for ceramic sculpting and makes his teapots by the hand-forming method (Tebineri).
He is 83 years old this year. The lid is not tight-fit.
Length (body + handle): Approx. 15 cm / 5.5",
Height: 8.1 cm / 3.1"
Vol. approx. 230 ml / 7.7 oz
US$268.00 (Shipping charges not included)