This is a Houhin Kyusu made by Minoru Hara who has a kiln in Sumiyama, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture,Japan. The Houhin Kyusu is a traditional handleless teapot used in the Japanese tea ceremony to brew high-quality green tea such as Gyokuro.
Nanban-de is a finish using ancient Asian roots and is used to make teapots, water jugs and other tea utensils. The unsophisticated expression of unglazed pottery has been loved by tea master in the past.The unglazed texture reminiscent of soil has a modest yet unique presence.
The inside of the main body is coated with transparent glaze to preserve the delicate flavor of tea, and the brush marks by Kohiki are applied to make the tea leaves stand out. The tea strainer is made by hand one by one with intricate holes.
Width: about 83mm
Depth: about 110mm
Height: about 72mm
Capacity: about 100ml (when filled to approximately 8/10)
He has a kiln in Sumiyama, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture where Kyo-yaki and Kyomizu-yaki kilns gather for pottery making rooted in Kyoto's tradition.
Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Technical High School Modeling Department in 1990.
Graduated from Kyoto City Industrial Research Institute Main Course in 1991.
In the same year, he studied under his father, Seiwa Hara.
Received an award at the Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki Exhibition and the Kyoto Prefectural Governor's Award in 1996.
Received "Seicho" from Seimei Shrine priest and Yoshitaka Yamaguchi in 1999.
Received an award at the Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki Exhibition and the Kyoto Prefectural Governor's Award in 2003.
Please note that due to the handmade nature of this product, there may be slight differences in size and shape. Please purchase with this understanding.
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