Side-handle Teapot - Red 180ml
Ceramic slip cast teapot made in Tokoname. It is a yokode kyūsu (side-handle teapot) with removable lid. The surface is textured to look like pine bark. The teapot is ideal for Japanese or other leaf teas and has a built-in ceramic mesh filter for straining tea leaves when pouring. It can also accommodate a tea bag. The lid is made using the suriawase technique where the body and lid are rubbed together to ensure a tight fit.
- Colour: Pine Bark Red
- Volume: 180ml
- Packaging: Cardboard box
- Name stickers on the lid are removable
Tokoname is the location of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, with a ceramics history dating back to the 12th Century. Over the years it has become famous for bonsai and shōchū pots, and also its distinctive teapots, which include red clay teapots as a recognisable item from Tokoname. It is also the largest producer of maneki neko (beckoning cats) in Japan.
The clay used for Tokoname ware teapots is rich in iron oxide, which reacts with tannins in tea to reduce bitterness and give the tea a lovely mellow flavour.
ISOBE is a leading teapot wholesaler within Tokoname and works with various kilns to source and sell different shapes, sizes and styles to customers around the world.