Wheel thrown teapot made in Tokoname by Seiho (青峰). It is a yokode kyūsu (side-handle teapot) with patterned flowers carved into the clay body and a butterfly shape carved into the handle. The style uses a "sasami" or ceramic mesh strainer as part of the body, to ensure good filtration of tea leaves while still pouring easily. It is ideal for regular or deep steamed Japanese or other leaf teas and can also easily accommodate a tea bag.
It comes in a Brown baked colour with an unglazed texture with white coloured flowers.
Packaging: cardboard box
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 shochu pots, and its distinctive teapots, including red clay teapots. It is also the largest producer of maneki neko (beckoning cats) in Japan, with interesting variations dotting the access road from the train station.