Exquisite kyusu masterpieces handcrafted by Japan's most renowned Tokoname- and Banko-yaki artists.
Original Japanese Banko teapots with side handle from the famous Yokkaichi (Yokkaichi Banko Yaki; 四日市萬古焼), handmade from natural clay by leading masters. Ceramic strainer, strong reduction firing, purple clay. Ideal for gyokuro, kabusecha and karigane.
Exquisite Kyusu teapots from leading artisans in Tokoname: one of Japan's most important ceramic centres with a history that extends over 900 years. Tokoname teapots are made from unglazed, ferruginous clay that softens the astringency of green tea for a smoother & sweeter infusion.
Seiji Ito, also known as Jinshu, is a globally renowned Tokoname-yaki artisan, especially for his flat Hira Kyusu. These small, sleek and shallow teapots are perfect for brewing Gyokuro and have won numerous design awards both at home and abroad.
One of the most in-demand Kyusu artisans alive, Teruyuki Isobe is most recognised for his award-winning Inka “flower stamp” designs. A delight to behold, these spectacular teapots are meticulously embellished with tiny blossoms hand-stamped one by one into the claybody and accented with brightly coloured clays.