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Amongst Japan's six ancient kilns (Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tanba, Bizen and Tokoname), Tokoname is said to be the largest and oldest. Today, whereas many teapots are made using molds, these hand-crafted teapots are prime examples of skillful craftsmanship.
Tea brewed in clay teapots is said to have a sweeter, mellower flavor. This fact , coupled with superb craftsmanship and design, makes Tokoname teapots popular with Japanese green tea lovers. Tokoname teapots are recognized as the best of their kind in Japan, just as Yixing teapots are recognized in China.
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Concerning teapot volume: Please allow some tolerance in the volume measurements of our teapots.
Due to space constraints we cannot measure every item as wet teapots have to be left out to dry for some time before being stored. When a large number of teapots arrive at the same time, same models of a similar size are grouped together and
a representative measurement taken. Because of the handcrafted nature of the products, some discrepancies might occur.
Thank you for your understanding.

Our hand-crafted Tokoname teapots selection
(click the picture for detail.)

Items with a mark, come in a wooden box
.
The volume of each teapot is measured at full capacity (ie. filled right up to the rim, just under the lid).

The teapot you receive may differ slightly in appearance to the one shown in the photo.
This is because each piece is individually hand crafted.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice
For yuzamashi (a water pitcher for cooling water), click here!

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shoryu 250ml / 8.5oz & 300ml / 10.1oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 140 ml - 150 ml / 4.7 oz - 5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 295 ml / 9.9oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 185 ml / 6.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Yutaka 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot Mizuno Hiroshi 160 ml - 190 ml / 5.4 oz - 6.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 160 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 270 ml - 310 ml / 9.1 - 10.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi(Larger) 270 ml - 300 ml / 9.1 oz - 10.1 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 330ml - 340 ml / 11.1 oz - 11.5 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 450 ml - 480 ml / 15.2 oz - 16.2 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 325 ml / 11 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Mizuno Hiroshi 175 ml / 5.9 oz SOLD

Gisui cups (various)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Touju 100-120 ml/3.4 -4.1 oz

Touju 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Touju 250 ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shunzan 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shunzan 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Sensho 60 ml / 2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)150-160 ml / 5.1-5.4oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)125 - 140 ml / 4.2 - 4.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko vol. 130ml-140ml / 4.4oz -4.7oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko (small size)140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 120-140ml / 4 oz - 4.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 330 ml / 11.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 1000 ml / 33.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Gyokko 205 ml / 6.9 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots

Koshi of Gyokko 350 ml / 11.8 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapot

Houryu (Left handed ones are also available now)

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 200 ml / 6.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Shukei (glazed) 570ml / 19.3 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 230 ml / 7.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 340 ml / 11.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tokuta 380-410ml / 12.9-13.9 oz

Tokoname cup

Tokuta 200-210ml / 6.7-7.1 oz NEW

Tokoname cup

Tokuta 150 ml / 5 oz NEW

Tokoname sake pourer

Tokuta 300 ml / 10.1 oz NEW

Tokoname tokkuri sake flask

Tokuta 240 ml / 8.1 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname kyusu teapot

Tomohiro 280 ml / 9.5 oz

Maekawa Junzo 250 ml / 8.5 oz

Shudei sencha wan by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

Teapot by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo

kyusu by Maekawa Junzo

Maekawa Junzo 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Maekawa Junzo 200 ml / 6.8 oz

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 280 ml / 9.5 oz SOLD

Tokoname teapot by Kouji

Kouji 280 ml / 9.5 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 360 ml / 12.2 oz

Tokoname teapot by Teruyuki

Teruyuki 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Shoyou

Shoyou 285 ml / 9.6 oz

Koshin

Koshin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Koshin

Koshin 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Koshin

Koshin 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 45 ml / 1.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 40 ml - 45 ml / 1.3 oz - 1.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teacups by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 65 ml - 70 ml / 2.2 oz - 2.3 oz

Hokujo 140-155 ml / 4.7-5.2 oz

Small teapots by Hokujo

Hokujo (small) 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Hokujo 120ml - 130ml / 4 oz - 4.3 oz

Hokujo 70ml -75ml/2.4oz-2.5oz

Hokujo 85ml-100 ml / 2.9oz-3.4oz

Hokujo 175 ml / 5.9 oz

Hokujo (small) 190 ml - 200 ml

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 45 ml / 1.5 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 55 ml / 1.9 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 330 ml / 11.2 oz

Hokujo 310 ml / 10.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Hokujo

Hokujo 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Tokoname tea set by Hokujo

wooden box Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Kohokujo 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Kohokujo 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Kohokujo 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Kohokujo 170 ml / 5.7 oz

Kohokujo

Ozan 315 ml / 10.6 oz

Gafu 120 ml / 4 oz

Gafu 260 ml / 8.8 oz oz

Gafu

Motozo(Guinomi) *various

Tokoname teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo 240 ml / 3.6 oz

Inubosaki lighthouse guinomi

wooden boxMotozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon sake cup by Motozo

Motozo (sake cup and a tokuri sake bottle)

Motozo 260 ml / 8.7 oz

teapot by Motozo

Motozo

Japanese Tokoname dragon tea cup by Motozo

Motozo (yunomi)

Tokonme teapot by Motozo

wooden box Motozo 170 ml /5.7 oz

Tokonme teapot by Yoshiki

Yoshiki 160 ml / 5.4 oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu (Prize awarded) 270ml / 9.1oz

Handcrafted teapot by Fugetsu

wooden gift box Fugetsu 250 ml / 8.4 oz

Tokoname teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz NEW

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 290-310ml / 9.8-10.4oz SOLD

Tokoname shudei teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 260 ml / 8.8 oz NEW

Tokoname kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu 310 ml / 10.5 oz

Tokoname shudei sujihiki kyusu teapot by Fugetsu

Fugetsu

Yokei 215 ml / 7.2 oz SOLD

Yokei 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Jinshu 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Jinshu (Large) 470 ml /15.9 oz

Jinshu (Large) 450 ml / 15.2 oz

Jinshu 180 ml / 6 oz

Jinshu 140 ml / 4.7 oz

Jinshu 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Jinshu 55 ml - 75 ml / 1.9 oz - 2.5 oz

Jinshu 340 ml / 11.5 oz SOLD

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 510 ml / 17.2 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen 320 ml / 10.8 oz

Tokoname nerikomi kyusu teapot by Yusen

Yusen

Yusen 400 ml / 13.5 oz

Choshi Geo mug

Kenji

Kenji

Kenji

Seiho 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Seiho 350 ml / 11.8 oz

wooden box Seiho 320ml / 10.8 oz

Seiho 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Gold Cherry Blossoms teapot by Seiho

Seiho (teapot and cups) 345 ml / 11.7 oz

Seiho 220 ml / 7.4 oz SOLD

Seiho 340 ml / 11.5 oz

Seiho 310 ml / 10.5 oz NEW

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Tokoname yakishime yunomi by Seiho

Seiho

Seiho

Setsudo 200 -220ml / 6.8- 7.4 oz

Setsudo 280 ml / 9.5 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 300 ml / 10.1 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

wooden box Shunen 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname teapots by Shunen

wooden box Shunen 230 ml / 7.7 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen 245 ml /8.2 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokonameyaki teaot by Shunen II

Shunen 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 260 ml / 9.87 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 260 ml / 9.87 oz

wooden box Tanikawa Jin 340 ml / 11.5 oz 

Tanikawa Jin 150 ml / 5.1 oz 

Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Tanikawa Jin

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake teapot by Tanikawa Jin

wooden box Tanikawa Jin (small) 90 ml / 3 oz

Japanese pottery - Tokoname yohen mogake cups by Tanikawa Jin

Tanikawa Jin

Tokoname mogake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 350ml / 11.8oz 

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 320 ml l / 10.8 oz SOLD

Japanese pottery Tokoname teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 75 - 80 ml l / 2.5 - 2.7 oz

Wood-fired teapots --->


Hokujo 370 ml / 12.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Tanikawa Katsuaki 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 220 ml / 7.4 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Konishi Yohei

Konishi Yohei 400 ml / 13.5 oz SOLD


Compared to other Tokoname teapots, the lids of wood-fired teapots tend to have a looser fit.This does not affect their function if used in the usual way of pressing the knob down with the forefinger when pouring tea.



Yamada Sou 110 ml / 3.7 oz

Yamada Sou 195 ml / 6.5 oz

Tokoname Mayake teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 190 ml / 6.4 oz

Tokoname blue glaze teapot by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 170 ml / 5.7 oz SOLD

Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 60 ml / 2 oz NEW


Tokoname blue glaze sake cup by Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou 50 ml / 1.7 oz SOLD

Yamada Sou SOLD

Yamada Sou Profile




Brewing Temperature and time of Japanese green tea by type
Matcha 176 F. (80C) -
Sencha 158-167 F. (70-75 C) 45 - 60 sec.
Gyokuro 140 F. (60C). 90 - 120 sec.
Hojicha, bancha , genmaicha Boiling water 30 sec.

For yuzamashi (a water pitcher for cooling water), click here!

 


For more info. on Japanese teapots, please refer to:
Caring for your Tokoname teapots

Use Tokoname teapots just as you would use porcelain teapots.
Rinse the inside with hot water after each use in order to eliminate the possibility of tea stains. Wipe the outside with a soft cloth and leave to dry naturally, right side up with the lid off. *Never place the pot onto direct fire.
Wiping with a soft, dry cloth gives a lustrous sheen to the pot and makes it even more pleasing to the eye. *Do not wipe inside the teapots.
Tokoname is a small city, situated in central Japan (right next to the newly built Centrair airport). Most of the houses in the historical area were traditionally painted black, so that they did not show the dirt from kiln fumes. It is said that Tokoname people did not realize that sparrows weren't black until they went to the next town and saw their true color. Nowadays, the black fumes which used to envelop the town are no longer evident., but the atmosphere and character of Tokoname's heyday lives on.

Old town of Tokoname

*Photos left to right - general view of Tokoname city, traditional workshop, walls made of clay pipes and pots bordering slope paved with pottery pieces.

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