Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Tokoname yaki is counted as one of Japan's six old kilns. Back then, tokoname yaki was used for Buddhist related purposes. In the later years, pipes, tiles, and even toilets were made.The wide range of products is a result of the flexibility in the tokoname artist, producing wares to meet the needs of people in each point of the history. The special feature of tokoname yaki is the red clay (shudei). Clay is mixed with iron oxide without the use of glaze. This iron results in the red color distinct to tokoname yaki.
It is said that the more you use the ware, the more the surface of the ware shine. Although the red clay tokoname yaki is the representative ware today, it first appeared in the late nineteenth to twentieth century, a relatively new ware. There are two types of tokoname yaki: ware with smooth surface (often seen in kyusu) and ware with earthy, rough texture (jar or vase) made with clay found in the Tokoname region that contains more iron.
Tokoname wares are mostly unglazed. But green colored tokoname ware may be found at times. This green color is a result of melted ashes that stick to the pottery in the kiln and became glaze.
This type of glaze is referred to as shizen-yuyaku, or natural glaze. The word for a Japanese tea pot.
The most common form is a yokode kyusu, in which a handle protrudes straight out of the side of the pot. Traditionally this makes it easy to pour for a guest sitting directly in front of you (as you would in a traditional Japanese tatami mat room), and in quick, intermittent bursts allowing the tea to mix inside the pot.
1 Kyusu teapot, 1 Cooling bowl, 5 Yunomi cups. Do not use in dishwasher or microwave & polishing powder. Thank you for visiting our page. The item "Tokoname Pottery Kyusu Teaset HAKUZAN 1pot, 1bowl, 5yunomi cups w wooden box" is in sale since Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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