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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 or just under the lid), so it does not correspond to the actual amount of tea you can brew in it.

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

Hakuyu NEW

Hakuyu 205 ml / 6.9 oz

Hakuyu

Hakuyu (larger) NEW

Hakuyu

Hakuyu 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Hakuyu 245 ml / 8.2 oz

Hakuyu

Hakuyu 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Hakuyu 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu (lefthanded) 265 ml / 8.6 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 165 ml / 5.5 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 370, 390 ml / 12.5, 13.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 610 - 660 ml / 20.6 -22.3 oz

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 SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

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

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 325-345 ml / 11-11.6 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 600-640 ml / 20.2 - 21.6 oz

Shoyou 200 ml / 7.4 oz

Tomoharu 220 ml / 6.7 oz NEW

Tomoharu 220 ml / 6.7 oz NEW

Gisui 180 ml / 6 oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Gisui 300 ml / 10.1 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 110 ml / 3.7 oz NEW

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

Tomohiro 200 ml/ 6.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gyokuryu 185 ml / 6.2 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gyokuryu 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Gyokuryu 170 ml, 185 ml / 5.7 oz, 6.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 185 ml / 6.2 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 SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 245 ml / 8.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname cup

Kenji 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname mug

Kenji 600 - 640 ml / 20.2 - 21.6 oz

Tokoname mug

Kenji 275 - 295 ml / 9.2 - 9.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 255 ml / 8.6 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

wooden box Tokuta 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokuta 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokuta 75 - 80 ml / 2.5-2.7 oz oz

Keigama 550, 580 ml / 18.5, 19.6 oz

Maekawa Junzo 175 ml / 5.9 oz

Maekawa Junzo 145 ml / 4.9 oz

Maekawa Junzo 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Maekawa Junzo 60 - 65 ml / 2 - 2.1 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 265 -290 ml / 8.9 - 9.8 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 310 ml / 10.4 oz

Maekawa Junzo 100 ml / 3.3 oz NEW

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 225 ml / 7.6, 8.9 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 120 - 125 ml / 4 - 4.2 oz

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo (small) 35 - 40 ml / 1.1 - 1.3 oz

wooden boxYokei 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname gyokuro teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 25 ml / 0.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

wooden boxHokujo 170 ml/ 5.7 oz

wooden boxHokujo 240 ml/ 8.1 oz

wooden boxHokujo 145 ml/ 4.9 oz

wooden boxHokujo 360 ml / 12.1 oz NEW

wooden boxHokujo 210 ml/ 7.1 oz

wooden boxHokujo 40 ml/ 1.3 oz NEW

wooden boxHokujo 40 ml/ 1.3 oz NEW

wooden boxHokujo 190 ml/ 6.4 oz SOLD

wooden box Kohokujo 180 ml / 6 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 270 ml / 9.1 oz SOLD

wooden box Kohokujo 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

wooden box Kohokujo 145 ml / 4.9 oz NEW

wooden box Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz NEW

Kohokujo

Teruyuki 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Teruyuki 280 -300 ml / 9.4 - 10.1 oz

Teruyuki 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Teruyuki 200 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 280 ml, 300 ml / 9.4 oz, 10.1 oz / 10.1 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 235 ml / 7.9 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 300 ml / 10.1 oz SOLD

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 90 ml / 3 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 65 ml / 2.1 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 60 ml / 2 oz NEW

Fugetsu 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 255-280ml/8.6-9.4oz SOLD

Tokoname Yohen black kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 265,280 ml / 8.9, 9.4 oz

Tokoname shudei kyusu teapot set by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokoname shudei kyusu teapot set by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 60 - 75 ml / 2 - 2.5 oz

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Jinshu SOLD

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 330- 350 ml / 11.1 - 11.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 430 ml / 14.5 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 445 ml / 15 oz SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 465 ml / 15.47 oz SOLD

Yusen

Seiho 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Seiho 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Seiho 325 ml / 10.9 oz / 11.4 oz

Seiho 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Seiho 275-305 ml / 9.2-10.3 oz

Seiho 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho 280 -290 ml / 9.4 -9.8 oz

Seiho 95 - 100 ml / 3.2 - 3.3 oz / 9.8 oz

Tokoname yakishime wisteria teapot by Seiho

Seiho 280, 310 ml / 9.4 10.4 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 175 ml / 5.9 oz NEW

wooden box Setsudo 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Setsugetsu 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

wooden boxKodo 305 ml / 10.3 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 280 ml / 9.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teapot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 250 ml / 8.4 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

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki sencha cup by Shunen II

Shunen 70 - 75 ml / 2.3 - 2.5 oz

Tanikawa Jin 40 ml / 1.35 oz SOLD

Tanikawa Jin 40 ml / 1.35 oz NEW

Tanikawa Jin 140 ml / 4.7 oz 

Japanese pottery - Shiboridashi by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 120 ml / 4 oz

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

Wood-fired teapots --->


Tokoname teapot by Yoshiki, made with Bizen clay and fired in Bizen

Yoshiki 320 ml / 10.8 oz NEW

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Shukei

Shukei 360 ml / 12.1 oz

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 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou 50 ml / 1.69 oz

Yamada Sou 55 ml / 1.8 oz

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 30 ml / 1 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 90 ml / 3 oz

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 130 ml / 4.3 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 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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