Kiyomizu-yaki Teapot (Blue)<br />Hand-painted by Kosen Heian - ochasis

Kiyomizu-yaki Teapot (Blue)
Hand-painted by Kosen Heian

Regular price ¥12,890 JPY Sale


This stylish cast iron teapot (kyusu) with traditional Itome pattern is produced by Oiharu, one of the representative Nanbu Tekki (Nanbu ironware) foundries in Oshu city, Iwate prefecture, Japan. The teapot is enameled inside for easy use/care (there is no elution of iron).

Type: Kyo-yaki (Kyo ware) / Kiyomizu-yaki (Kiyomizu ware): Kyo-yaki is the general term for the pottery produced in Kyoto. Kiyomizu-yaki originally referred to a type of Kyo-yaki made in the Gojozaka district near Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. Today, Kiyomizu-yaki refers to all potteries made in Kyoto.
Pottery production in Kyoto began to flourish as the art of the tea ceremony, and it became more popular in the 16th century. In the 17th century, master craftsmen Ninsei Nonomura and Kenzan Ogata laid the foundations for what is today known as Kyo-yaki/Kiyomizu-yaki with sophisticated designs and techniques.
Kiln: Daigo kiln
Material: Porcelain
Size: W 17 cm / 6.7 in x D 19 cm / 7.48 in x H 7.5 cm / 2.95 in 
Volume: 400 ml / 13.53 oz 
Weight: 354 g / 0.78 lb 
Place of Origin: Handcrafted in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Note: Each piece has a unique irregular shape. Actual color may vary from picture due to screen settings.