Beautiful bicolor Japanese ceramic teapots of Tokoname ware
320cc kyusu teapot
Tokoname ware which has nearly 900 years of history is the most used Japanese teapot (kyusu) in the country. The vermillion teapot is pristine but simply beautiful. Though there are many kinds of teapots including, pottery, porcelain, stoneware, and cast iron in Japan, we couldn’t find the warmful color among them.
Tokoname pottery red kyusu teapots with patterns
The cray of Tokoname ware contains much iron oxide and that make teapots austerely elegant vermillion after baked in a kiln.
170cc kyusu teapot
230cc kyusu teapot
240cc kyusu teapot
130cc kyusu teapot
It is true that the modest red is a symbol color of Tokoname teapot, there wasn’t any other color of kyusu for a long time. But thanks to the effort of the Tokoname ware craftsmen in Aichi Prefecture, we can buy the black, brown, green, yellow, or purple teapots in these days. In addition, they create the black-red bicolored kyusu and the gradation of the colors are also enough wonderful to be displayed as a decoration or an art object.
280cc kyusu teapot
380cc kyusu teapot
190cc kyusu teapot
As you see the page, you would notice that the diversity of the black-red Tokoname kyusu not limited to just the patterns of the colors. The surfaces are also various, smooth, scabrous, and waved. Since products that we hold directly, the feel is the important criterion to choose, isn’t it? I hope you will find a teapot looking good for you.
210cc kyusu teapot
180cc kyusu teapot
And the following three kyusu teapots are so unique! The frist one is in the shape of an eggplant. The tip of the eggplant is the lid. Next, the two turtles walk on the teapot. Too cute! And the dragon flies over the last teapot. A dragon is regarded as mysterious and lucky in Japan and other Asian countries.
220cc kyusu teapot(eggplant)
240cc kyusu teapot (turtle)
220cc kyusu teapot (dragon)