Tokoname teapots

Home > Tokonameyaki

We ship quality handcrafted Tokoname teapots worldwide!

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.
About us How to order Privacy policy contact us Artistic Nippon Home

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

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Large)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gisui

Gisui cups (various)

Touju

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Touju 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Touju 210 ml / 7.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 250 ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size) SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 280ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 105 ml / 3.5 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 580 ml / 19.6 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokuryu 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Fujita Tokuta 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tsuchihira Eiichi 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tsuchihira Eiichi 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tsuchihira Eiichi 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Maekawa Junzo SOLD

Shudei sencha wan by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

sencha cups by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji

Tokoname teapot by Soukou

Soukou

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 280ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki

wooden box Munenori

Tokoname teapot by Shoyou

Shoyou

Yohen kyusu by Yoshiki

Wooden box Yoshiki (small)

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Koshin

Koshin

Koshin

Koshin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Koshin

Koshin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Hokujo

Small teapots by Hokujo

Hokujo (small)

Hokujo

Hokujo 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Hokujo 175 ml / 5.9 oz

Hokujo (small) 190 ml - 200 ml

Hokujo 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Hokujo 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 340 ml / 11.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo

Hokujo

Tokoname tea set by Hokujo

wooden box Hokujo

Kohokujo 110 ml / 3.7 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 70 ml / 2.3 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 90 ml / 3 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Ozan 315 ml / 10.6 oz NEW

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu

Gafu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Gafu 340 ml / 11.4 oz  SOLD

Gafu

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo

Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake bottle)
Sake cups - SOLD

Motozo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon tea cup by Motozo

Motozo (yunomi)

Tokonme teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo 170 ml /5.7 oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift boxFugetsu (Prize awarded) 270ml / 9.1oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 290 ml / 9.8 oz SOLD

Fugetsu 180 ml / 6 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 285 ml / 9.6 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 290-310ml / 9.8-10.4oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift boxFugetsu SOLD

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Fugetsu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Fugetsu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Yokei 215 ml / 7.2 oz

Yokei 390 ml / 13.1 oz

Yokei 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Jinshu 230-250 ml / 7.7 oz - 8.4 oz

Jinshu 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Jinshu (Large) SOLD

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Jinshu 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Jinshu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz SOLD

Jinshu 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Jinshu 90 ml / 3 oz SOLD

Jinshu 30 ml / 1 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 175 ml (7.7 oz/ 6.7 oz)

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 470 ml / 15.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Yusen 400 ml / 13.5 oz

Choshi Geo mug

Kenji

Kenji

Kenji

Seiho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

wooden box Seiho 320ml / 10.8 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho (teapot and cups)Larger size is also available.

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Seiho

Seiho 320ml / 10.8oz

Seiho 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Setsudo 255 ml / 8.6 oz

Setsudo 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Setsudo 360 ml / 12.1 oz

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

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen 190 ml / 6.4 oz NEW

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 220 ml / 7.4 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

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 230 ml / 7.8 oz 

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 350ml / 11.8oz 

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 - 80 ml l / 2.5 - 2.7 oz

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 145 ml / 4.9 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 400 ml / 13.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 240 ml / 8.1 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 105 ml / 3.6 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname blue glazed teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 300ml / 10.1 oz

Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 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!

 


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.

page top