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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 brim, 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!

Hakuyu SOLD

Hakuyu SOLD

Hakuyu

Hakuyu NEW

Hakuyu 245 ml / 8.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 255 ml / 8.6 oz (Left-handed)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 130 - 145 ml / 4.3- 4.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 165 ml - 195 ml / 5.5 oz - 6.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 255 - 320 ml / 8.6 - 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 325-345 ml / 11-11.6 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 750 ml / 25.3 oz SOLD

Shoyou 200 ml / 6.7 oz NEW

Gisui 180 ml / 6 oz

Gisui 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 120 ml / 4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Hokuryu 180 ml / 6 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 300 ml/ 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 170 ml/ 5.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 310 ml/ 10.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 230, 240 ml / 7.7, 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gyokuryu 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 225 ml / 7.6 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

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Watanabe Keiichiro 150 ml / 5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Watanabe Keiichiro 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 240 -245 ml / 8.1 - 8.2 oz NEW

Tokoname cup

Kenji 110 ml / 3.7 oz NEW

Tokoname cup

Kenji 105 - 115 ml / 3.5 oz - 3.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 310 ml/ 10.4 oz SOLD

wooden box Tokuta 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Tokuta 75 - 80 ml / 2.5-2.7 oz

Tokuta 120-125 ml / 4 - 4.2 oz

Keigama 550, 580 ml / 18.5, 19.6 oz

Maekawa Junzo 275, 290 ml / 9.2, 9.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 135 ml / 4.5 oz

Maekawa Junzo 60 - 65 ml / 2 - 2.1 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 330 ml / 11.1 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname gyokuro teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 25 ml / 0.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname sencha teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 45 - 55 ml / 1.5 - 1.8 oz

Hokujo 330 -350 ml / 11.1 - 11.8 oz

Hokujo 340-370ml /11.4-12.5oz

wooden boxHokujo 245 ml/ 8.2 oz

wooden boxHokujo 170 ml/ 5.7 oz

wooden boxHokujo 55 ml/ 1.8 oz SOLD

wooden boxHokujo 220 ml/ 7.4 oz

wooden boxHokujo 240 ml/ 8.1 oz

wooden boxHokujo 145 ml/ 4.9 oz

wooden boxHokujo 210 ml/ 7.1 oz

wooden boxHokujo 190 ml/ 6.4 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 180 ml / 6 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 120 ml / 4 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Kohokujo

Teruyuki 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 235 ml / 7.9 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 90 ml / 3 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 65 ml / 2.1 oz

Fugetsu 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 255-280ml/8.6-9.4oz

Fugetsu 290 ml / 9.8 oz SOLD

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 330- 350 ml / 11.1 - 11.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 430 ml / 14.5 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 465 ml / 15.47 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 940 ml / 31.7 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 410 ml / 13.8 oz

Yusen

Seiho 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Seiho 340 ml / 11.4 oz NEW

Seiho 325 ml / 10.9 oz / 11.4 oz NEW

Seiho 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Seiho 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Seiho 275-305 ml / 9.2-10.3 oz

Seiho 275 - 290 ml / 9.2 - 9.8 oz SOLD

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Seiho 300-315 ml / 10.1-10.6 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms sencha cup by Seiho

Seiho 95 - 100 ml / 3.2 - 3.3 oz SOLD

Tokoname yakishime wisteria teapot by Seiho

Seiho 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Seiho 145 ml / 4.9 oz

Seiho 125 ml / 4.2 oz

Setsudo 200, 220 ml / 6.8, 7.4 oz

wooden box Setsudo 140 ml / 4.7 oz

wooden box Setsudo 120 ml / 4 oz

Setsugetsu 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Kodo

wooden box Kodo 265 ml / 8.9 oz SOLD

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 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki tea cup by Shunen II

Shunen 70 - 80 ml / 2.3 - 2.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki tea cup by Shunen II

Shunen 90 - 95 ml / 3 - 3.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki tea cup by Shunen II

Shunen 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki sencha cup by Shunen II

Shunen 90 - 100 ml / 3 - 3.3 oz oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki sencha cup by Shunen II

Shunen 90 - 95 ml / 3 - 3.2 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki sencha cup by Shunen II

Shunen 70 - 75 ml / 2.3 - 2.5 oz NEW

Tanikawa Jin 50 ml / 1.6 oz SOLD

Tanikawa Jin 150 ml / 5.1 oz 

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

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

Japanese pottery - Shiboridashi by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 120 ml / 4 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 70 ml / 2.3 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 170 ml / 5.7 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 130 ml / 4.3 oz NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 180 ml / 6 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 205 ml / 6.9 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 180 ml / 6 oz SOLD

Wood-fired teapots --->


Tokoname Mayake teapot by Shukei

Shukei 360 ml / 12.1 oz NEW

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Sekisui

Sekisui 360 ml / 12.1 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Sekisui

Sekisui 350 ml / 11.8 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


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 145 ml /4.9 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou 50 ml / 1.69 oz

Yamada Sou 55 ml / 1.8 oz

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 70 ml / 2.3 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

Yamada Sou 70 ml / 2.3 oz 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!

Stainless steel tea canister
Stainless Steel Tea caddy / Canister


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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