This Kyo-yaki teapot (Shiboridashi) with beautiful simplicity is handcrafted by a Kyo-yaki artisan potter Yoshinobu Kawashima.
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: Kozo kiln
Size: W 10.5 cm / 4.13 in x D 11.5 cm / 4.53 in x H 7 cm / 2.76 in
Volume: 150 ml / 5.07 oz
Weight: 220 g / 0.49 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.