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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

Shoho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250ml / 8.5oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 140 ml - 150 ml / 4.7 oz - 5 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot Mizuno Hiroshi 160 ml - 190 ml / 5.4 oz - 6.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160 ml / 9.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 260 ml - 280 ml / 8.7 - 9.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 270 ml - 300 ml / 9.1 oz - 10.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 330ml - 340 ml / 11.1 oz - 11.5 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

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160-180ml/5.4-6.2oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz SOLD

Gisui 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Gisui 240 ml / 8.1 oz NEW

Gisui cups (various)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Touju 100-120 ml/3.4 -4.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou170 ml / 5.7 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shunzan 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sensho 60 ml / 2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 100 ml / 3.3 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140-170 ml / 4.7-5.7oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 130 ml /4.3oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140-155 ml/ 4.7-5.2 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 75 ml / 2.5 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 130-170 ml / 4.3-5.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokuryu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 200 ml / 6.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 230 ml / 7.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 380-410ml / 12.9-13.9 oz

Tokoname cup

Tokuta 200-210ml / 6.7-7.1 oz

Tokoname cup

Tokuta 150 ml / 5 oz

Tokoname tokkuri sake flask

Tokuta 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomoharu 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Maekawa Junzo 250 ml / 8.5 oz SOLD

Shudei sencha wan by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 200 ml / 6.8 oz

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 290 ml / 9.8 oz NEW

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 280 ml / 9.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 360 ml / 12.2 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 45 ml / 1.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

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

Hokujo 140-155 ml / 4.7-5.2 oz

Hokujo 290 ml / 9.8oz NEW

Hokujo 340-370ml /11.4-12.5oz

Hokujo 175 ml / 5.9 oz SOLD

Hokujo 190 ml - 200 ml

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 55 ml / 1.9 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 330 ml / 11.2 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

wooden box Hokujo 235 ml / 7.9 oz

wooden box Hokujo

Hokujo 310 ml / 10.4 oz

Kohokujo 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Kohokujo

Gafu 120 ml / 4 oz

Gafu 260 ml / 8.8 oz oz

Koshin 300 ml / 10/1 oz

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo

Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake bottle)

Motozo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon tea cup by Motozo

Motozo (yunomi)

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

wooden gift box Yoshiki 85 ml / 2.8 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 180 ml / 6 oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu (Prize awarded) 270ml / 9.1oz

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname shudei teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Yamashichi 110 ml / 3.7 oz

140 ml / 4.7 oz

Soukou 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Soukou 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Jinshu (Large) 470 ml /15.9 oz SOLD

Jinshu (Large) 450 ml / 15.2 oz

Jinshu NEW

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 55 ml - 75 ml / 1.9 oz - 2.5 oz SOLD

Jinshu 285 ml / 9.6 oz

Jinshu 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Jinshu 190 ml / 6.4 oz SOLD

Jinshu 400 ml / 13.5 oz NEW

Jinshu 290 ml / 9.8 oz NEW

Jinshu 210 ml / 7.1 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 380 ml / 12.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 280 ml / 9.4 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Kenji Toen 205 ml / 6.9 oz

Kenji 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Seiho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Seiho 350 ml / 11.8 oz

wooden box Seiho 320ml / 10.8 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho (teapot and cups) 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Seiho 510 ml / 17.2 oz NEW

Seiho 320 ml / 10.8 oz NEW

Seiho 340 ml / 11.5 oz

Seiho 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Seiho 280 ml / 9.4 oz NEW

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Seiho

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

Setsudo 280 ml / 9.5 oz

wooden box Setsudo180 ml / 6 oz

wooden box Kodo 305 ml / 10. oz SOLD

Kodo 205 ml / 6.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 300 ml / 10.1 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Shunen

wooden box Shunen 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen 245 ml /8.2 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen 190 ml / 6.4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 260 ml / 9.87 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 260 ml / 9.87 oz

wooden box Tanikawa Jin 340 ml / 11.5 oz 

Tanikawa Jin 150 ml / 5.1 oz 

Tanikawa Jin SOLD

Tanikawa Jin 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tanikawa Jin

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 110 ml / 3.7 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 100 ml / 3.3 oz NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 150 ml / 5 oz NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 190 ml / 6.4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 390 ml / 13.1 oz NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 - 80 ml / 2.5 - 2.7 oz

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 225 ml / 7.6 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.



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 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 210 ml / 7.1 oz NEW

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 65 ml / 2.1 oz NEW

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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