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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

Shoryu 260, 280 ml / 8.7, 9.4 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 235 ml / 7.9 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 310-325 ml / 10.4-10.9oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 270 ml / 9.1 oz left-handed SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 145 ml / 4.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka Vol. approx. 195 ml - 205 ml / 6.5 oz - 6.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 100 ml - 125 ml / 3.3 oz - 4.2 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 140 ml - 200 ml / 4.7 oz - 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

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

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 330ml / 11.1 oz SOLD

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 155 ml / 5.2 oz

Gisui 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Gisui 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Gisui 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Touju 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Isshin 210 ml / 7.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 210 ml / 7.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 125 ml / 4.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 340 ml / 11.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Hokuryu 170 - 195 ml / 5.7 - 6.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouji 230, 250 ml / 7.7, 8.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 240 ml/ 8.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 320 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 200 m/ 6.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 300 ml / 10.1 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

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokuryu 150 ml / 5 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokuryu 125 ml / 4.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Sensho 150 ml / 5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 300 ml / 10.1 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 310 ml / 10.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 90 ml / 3 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 250, 290 ml / 8.4, 9.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 105 - 115 ml / 3.5 oz - 3.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 300 - 310 ml / 10.1 oz - 10.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 240-265 ml/8.1-8.9 oz NEW

wooden box Tokuta 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokuta 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Gafu 135 ml / 4.5 oz SOLD

Gafu 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Gafu 180 ml / 6 oz

Gafu 180 ml / 6 oz

Gafu 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Gafu 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Gafu 140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Maekawa Junzo 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Maekawa Junzo 60 - 65 ml / 2 - 2.1 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 290 ml / 9.8 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 240 ml - 250 ml / 8.1 oz - 8.4

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 280-300 ml /9.4-10.1 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 260-270 ml /8.7 - 9.1 oz

Hokujo 330 -350 ml / 11.1 - 11.8 oz NEW

Hokujo 340-370ml /11.4-12.5oz

wooden box Kohokujo 180 ml / 6 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 240 ml / 8.1 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Kohokujo

Motozo 300 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 180 ml / 6 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

art Yoshiki 100 ml / 3.3 oz NEW

Tokonme teapot by Yokei

Yokei 350 ml / 11.8 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 285 ml / 9.6 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 65 ml / 2.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Fugetsu 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 255 ml / 8.6 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 255-280ml/8.6-9.4oz

Fugetsu 295 ml / 9.9 oz SOLD

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Kei kiln 600 ml / 20.2 oz SOLD

Jinshu 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Jinshu 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Jinshu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Jinshu 600 ml / 20.2 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 460 ml / 15.5 oz SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 460 ml / 15.5 oz SOLD

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

Yusen

Seiho 270 ml / 9.1 oz SOLD

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Seiho 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Seiho 285 ml / 9.6 oz SOLD

Seiho 325 ml / 10.9 oz

Seiho

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

Gold Cherry Blossoms sencha cup by Seiho

Seiho 100 - 105 ml / 3.3 - 3.5 oz

Seiho 390 ml / 13.1 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname yakishime wisteria teapot by Seiho

Seiho 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Seiho 560 ml / 18.9 oz SOLD

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

wooden box Setsudo 200 ml / 6.7 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 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

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 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 190 ml / 6.4 oz SOLD

Tanikawa Jin 250 ml / 8.4 oz

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 180 ml / 6 oz NEW

Yamada Sou 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Yamada Sou 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 155 ml / 5.2 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 125 ml / 4.2 oz

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 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Unzen kiln - Kyusu stand

Wood-fired teapots --->


Sekisui (Inaba Yasunobu) 420 ml / 14.2 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 SOLD

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 140 ml /4.7 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 90 ml / 3 oz

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

Yamada Sou 80 ml - 90 ml / 2.7 oz - 3 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!

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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