This is a Yokode-Kyusu teapot made by Okaue Yakumo, who is based in Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The technique used is called “Reduction Firing,” which involves reducing firing with charcoal. The charming feature of this teapot is its small and cute beautiful proportions that interpret traditional shapes in a modern way, as well as its matte black texture with rich expressions. It is a product that shows the artist’s skill in making details such as the tea strainer. It has a capacity of about 180ml and is suitable for tea that can be brewed multiple times for 1-2 people.
Diameter: about 9.2cm
Overall width: about 13.4cm (including handle)
Overall length: about 10.9cm (including spout)
Height: about 7.2cm
Capacity: about 180ml
Please note that there are individual differences in size, shape, color, and texture due to the handmade nature of each product.
Based in Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, which is famous for Kasama-yaki pottery, he specializes in making teapots and teapots. The unique shape of the body and the details supported by solid techniques are characteristic. He tries various glazes and shapes to create new works that fit modern lifestyles.