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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!

Baigetsu II (Vintage) SOLD

Hakuyu 225 ml / 7.6 oz NEW

Hakuyu 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Hakuyu 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Hakuyu 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Hakuyu 120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Hakuyu 245 ml / 8.2 oz SOLD

Koei 190 ml / 6.4 oz (Vintage)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 245,255 ml / 8.2, 8.6 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 310-325 ml / 10.4-10.9oz

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 285 - 310 ml / 9.6 - 10.4 oz

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 180 ml / 6 oz

Gisui 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Gisui 130 ml / 4.3 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 125 ml / 4.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 340 ml / 11.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Hokuryu 185 - 195 ml / 6.2 - 6.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 175, 195ml/ 5.9, 6.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 190 ml/ 6.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 290 ml/ 9.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 210 ml / 7.1 oz SOLD

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 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 200 m/ 6.7 oz SOLD

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 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokuryu 125 ml / 4.2 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Sensho 150 ml / 5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Sensho 200 ml / 6.7 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 310 ml / 10.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 260, 275 ml / 8.7, 9.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kenji 105 - 115 ml / 3.5 oz - 3.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 240-265 ml/8.1-8.9 oz SOLD

wooden box Tokuta 270 ml / 9.1 oz SOLD

Tokuta 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Gafu 180 ml / 6 oz

Gafu 230 ml / 7.7 oz SOLD

Maekawa Junzo 275, 290 ml / 9.2, 9.8 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

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

Hokujo 185 ml / 6.2 oz SOLD

wooden box Kohokujo 180 ml / 6 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 240 ml / 8.1 oz

wooden box Kohokujo 130 ml / 4.3 oz SOLD

Kohokujo

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 60 ml / 2 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Fugetsu 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 255-280ml/8.6-9.4oz

Fugetsu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Fugetsu 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Fugetsu 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Jinshu 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

Jinshu 180-190ml /6-6.4 oz

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Jinshu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 170 ml / 5.7 oz NEW

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 480 ml / 16.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 370-380 ml / 12.5-12.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 470 ml / 15.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 360 ml / 12.1 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 940 ml / 31.7 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 590-610 ml / 19.9-10.4 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 240 ml / 8.1 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 265 ml / 8.9 oz NEW

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 275-305 ml / 9.2-10.3 oz

Seiho 275 - 290 ml / 9.2 - 9.8 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 SOLD

Seiho 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname yakishime wisteria teapot by Seiho

Seiho 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname yakishime teapot by Seiho

Seiho 310 - 320ml / 10.4-10.8 oz

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

wooden box Setsudo 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

wooden box Setsudo 140 ml / 4.7 oz

wooden box Setsudo 120 ml / 4 oz

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 190 ml / 6.4 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 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tanikawa Jin 250 ml / 8.4 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 180 ml / 6 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Yamada Sou 320 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 30 ml / 1 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

Yamada Sou 50 - 55 ml/ 1.6 oz - 1.8 oz (a set of 5 pcs) NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Jozan IV

 Jozan IV 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Unzen kiln - Kyusu stand

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 ozSOLD

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 teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 170 ml / 5.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 115 ml / 3.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 120 ml / 4 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 SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

Yamada Sou 80 ml - 100 ml / 2.7 oz - 3.3 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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