White ceramic teapot without lid made in Tokoname. It is a yokode kyūsu (side-handle teapot) and has a smooth white glazed finish and elegant lines. Its size makes it ideal to steep tea for more than one person. The large opening without lid allows water to cool to the appropriate temperature quicker. The teapot is ideal for Japanese or other leaf teas and has a built-in steel mesh filter for straining tea leaves when pouring. It can also easily accommodate a tea bag.
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.