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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 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250ml / 8.5oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 140 ml - 160 ml / 4.7 oz - 5.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 200 ml / 6.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160 ml - 175 ml / 5.4 oz - 5.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 260 ml - 280 ml / 8.7 - 9.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 330ml - 340 ml / 11.1 oz - 11.5 oz

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

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160-180ml/5.4-6.2oz

Gisui 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Gisui 215 ml / 7.2 oz SOLD

Gisui 155 ml / 5.2 oz NEW

Gisui 160 ml / 5.4 oz NEW

Gisui 160 ml / 5.4 oz NEW

Gisui cups (various)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Touju 235 ml / 7.9 oz

Touju 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Touju 250 ml /8.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sekiryu 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Kouhou170 ml / 5.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shunzan 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 265 ml / 8.9 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shuzo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140-170 ml / 4.7-5.7oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140-155 ml/ 4.7-5.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 75 ml / 2.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 130-170 ml / 4.3-5.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 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 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Tousen 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 380-410ml / 12.9-13.9 oz

Tokoname tokkuri sake flask

Tokuta 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 250 ml / 8.5 oz SOLD

Shudei sencha wan by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo SOLD

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 290 ml / 9.8 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 280 ml / 9.5 oz

Tokoname teapot by Soukou

Soukou 160 ml / 5.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 40 ml - 45 ml / 1.3 oz - 1.5 oz

Hokujo 140-155 ml / 4.7-5.2 oz SOLD

Hokujo 290 ml / 9.8oz

Hokujo 340-370ml /11.4-12.5oz

Hokujo 190 ml - 200 ml

Hokujo 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Hokujo 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 85ml - 95ml / 2.9 oz - 3.2 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 45 ml / 1.5 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 330 ml / 11.2 oz

wooden box Hokujo

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Kohokujo

Gafu 260 ml / 8.8 oz oz

Gafu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Gafu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Gafu 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Gafu 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Gafu 245 ml / 8.2 oz

Gafu 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Nakagawa Takanori 235 ml / 7.9 oz

Koshin 300 ml / 10/1 oz SOLD

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo SOLD

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo

Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake bottle)

wooden box Motozo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

wooden box Motozo 250 ml / 8.4 oz NEW

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 180 ml / 6 oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu (Prize awarded) 270ml / 9.1oz

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname shudei teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz

Fugetsu 295 ml / 9.9 oz

Yamashichi 110 ml / 3.7 oz

140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Soukou 420 ml / 14.2 oz

Soukou 185 ml / 6.2 oz SOLD

Jinshu 85 ml / 2.8 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Jinshu 400 ml / 13.5 oz SOLD

Jinshu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Jinshu 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Jinshu 500-510 ml / 16- 17 oz

Jinshu 500-510 ml / 16- 17 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 380 ml / 12.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 350 ml / 11.8 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 420 ml / 14.2 oz NEW

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Isshin 225 ml / 7.6 oz NEW

Kenji Toen 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Kenji 400-440 ml /13.5 oz -14.8 oz

Kenji 300 - 310 ml / 10.1 oz - 10.4 oz

Seiho 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Seiho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Seiho 350 ml / 11.8 oz

wooden box Seiho 320ml / 10.8 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho (teapot and cups) 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Seiho 465 ml / 15.7 oz SOLD

Seiho 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Seiho 340 ml / 11.5 oz

Seiho 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Seiho

Seiho

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

Setsudo 300 ml / 10.1 oz

wooden box Setsudo 200 ml / 6.7 oz

wooden box Kodo 305 ml / 10. oz SOLD

Kodo 205 ml / 6.9 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 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 270 ml / 9.1 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 260 ml / 9.87 oz

Tanikawa Jin 150 ml / 5.1 oz 

Tanikawa Jin 50 ml / 1.6 oz SOLD

Tanikawa Jin 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

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

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 350ml / 11.8oz 

Tokoname yohen teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 260 ml / 8.7 oz 

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 125 ml / 4.2 oz NEW

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 135 ml / 4.5 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 200 ml / 6.7 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 175 ml / 5.9 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 390 ml / 13.1 oz

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 - 80 ml / 2.5 - 2.7 oz

Unzen kiln - Kyusu stand

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 100 ml / 3.7 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 185 ml / 6.2 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 225 ml / 7.6 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 220 ml / 7.4 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 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Yamada Sou 195 ml / 6.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 90 ml / 3 oz NEW

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada 190 ml / 6.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 65 ml / 2.1 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 230 ml -255 ml / 7.7 oz - 8.6 oz

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 ml - 90 ml / 2.5 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!

 


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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