No. 17 carbonized round Kyusu teapot
Large capacity that can accommodate up to 5 to 6 people
A gem of Tokuta Fujita, a rising star in the Tokoname ware tea set scene
Tasteful texture by carbonization firing
Size: Length 11cm Width 13.5cm Height 8cm
Tea strainer: Sasame (precision ceramic tea strainer)
Producing area: Japan
Ingredients: Ceramic clay
◎What are the characteristics of Tokoname ware?
A unique color, vermilion!
The biggest feature of Tokoname ware is the unique vermilion color unique to Tokoname ware, which is famous for its kyusu and teacups.
This is because iron oxide called Benigara, which is mixed with the soil used in Tokoname ware pottery, develops a reddish color.
This soil was further improved, and the best vermilion mud soil for Kyusu was completed.
This vermilion mud, which has a unique vermilion color unique to Tokoname ware, also has excellent characteristics.
The unique vermilion vermilion mud that is unique to Tokoname ware has the property of not absorbing water.
Therefore, this vermilion mud has excellent water resistance and has the optimum characteristics for Kyusu.
The vermilion color that symbolizes Tokoname ware comes out by making it without glaze, but recently, by daring to glaze it, various colors of Tokoname ware are also made.
・ Molding technique
The typical molding techniques of Tokoname ware can be roughly divided into four molding techniques.
Potter’s wheel molding is a method of molding using an electric potter’s wheel.
Stamp molding is a method of molding using a plaster mold.
Hand twist molding is a method of molding clay shaped like a string, which is about the size of a finger, using a potter’s wheel.
Corico making is a method of stacking clay shaped like a string about the size of an arm and molding it from both the inside and outside using a spatula or hand.
・ Tokoname ware classic “teapot”
Kyusu, which is a staple of Tokoname ware with a long history, is one of the famous Tokoname ware. Tokoname ware Kyusu has been manufactured since the end of the Edo period, so it has a long history of over 150 years.
・ It has become an important intangible cultural property!
The historic Tokoname-yaki teapot is a wonderful pottery that is indispensable for Japanese culture.
The Tokoname-yaki teapot is also an important intangible cultural property of the country.
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