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Japan Traditional Craft Nara Itto-bori (Nara Doll) and Gachapon (Capsule Toy) Boom

Japan Traditional Craft Nara Itto-bori (Nara Doll) and Gachapon (Capsule Toy) Boom

In Japan Gachapon (Capsule Toy) is very hot now. Walking street of Tokyo, you will see Gachapon machines at many places. We have found a very cute capsule toy which is like small Nara Itto-bori (Nara Doll) animals. (Real Nara doll animals (wood) and toys (plastic)) Nara Itto-bori is Japanese traditional wood craft from Nara prefecture. The style of dolls have simple and bold touch cut.  It looks as if it was carved with a single knife. It has several hundred years history. The toy is not made of wood, but the style reminds us of Itto-bori. If you would like,...

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SUZU Ware - Japanese Black Pottery for Tea & Flower (Customer Review)

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SUZU Ware - Japanese Black Pottery for Tea & Flower (Customer Review)

Suzu-yaki is a black pottery produced in the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. This video shows photos and messages received from Suzu-yaki pottery users from all over the world (Works of Shinohara Takashi) The joy and impression that Mr. Shinohara's works bring to users seem to be the same regardless of their nationality or culture. "Why are Mr. Shinohara's works appealing in a gentle yet longstanding way?" To this kind of question from customers, we tell the words from Mr. Shinohara "My hands follow my mind and forming works, not thinking making utensils." to the customers, hoping it...

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[Earthquake Hits Suzu city] Great damage to Suzu ware (Suzu-yai)

[Earthquake Hits Suzu city] Great damage to Suzu ware (Suzu-yai)

Video News : Great damage to Suzu ware, a traditional craft of Suzu City  ( NHK NEWS June 24, 19:23  - Auto Translated) There was a very big earthquake hit Suzu city of Ishikwa prefecture on June 19 202. And more earthquake is expected in Suzu area. Artists of Suzu Pottery suffered great damage on their works by the earthquake.SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP introduce works of Takashi Shinohara. Many customers purchased his works. We are sharing this news with Mr. Shinohara's fans in the hope that knowing of the current situation and support the recovery in your heart. Mr. Takashi Shinohara is the chairman...

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Matcha Bowl For Summer ! (For sale until June 6)

Matcha Bowl For Summer ! (For sale until June 6)

Matcha Bowl For Summer (Back-order) 13000 -15000JPY (Approx. 106-122 USD) per bowl.  We check actual price with shipping fee to your address. Standard match bowl size Heat‐resistant glass Paper box For ordering, please contact us by contact form.https://shihateapot.com/pages/contact-us Please tell us, item number and your post code. We reply to you with availability and actual price.

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Why Angle of Japanese Teapot Spout and Handle Is Not 90°? Is This a Problem?

Why Angle of Japanese Teapot Spout and Handle Is Not 90°? Is This a Problem?

  The position of the spout of a Japan Tokoname Teapot (and most of other Japanese teapots) is mounted not perpendicular (90°) to the handle. It is mounted a little closer to handle side traditionally. It is due to smooth and comfortable poring of tea into cups.  

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500 Teapots - Japanese Teapot Museum (Vol.1)

500 Teapots - Japanese Teapot Museum (Vol.1)

We introduce 500 Japanese Teapots, which we met in the last 10 years. You may find favorite teapot artist.  Please enjoy Art and Technique of Japanese Teapots. (Vol.1) Artist / Studio - Traditional Craft Category 0:00 Shiraiwa Taisuke - 0:01 Toju (Sugie Toju ) - Tokoname 0:02 Shunen(Mano Shunen) - Tokoname 0:03 Yamamoto Hiromi - Banko 0:04 Sou (Yamada Sou) - Tokoname 0:05 Seisho (Kato Seisho) - Kyoto 0:06 Kutani Teapot - Kutani 0:07 Shunpo (Inoue Shunpo) - Kyoto 0:08 Jin(Tanikawa Jin) - Tokoname 0:09 Reiko (Koie Hiroshi) - Tokoname 0:10 Shoryu (Umehara Shoji) - Tokoname 0:11 Shoryu (Umehara Shoji)...

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2022 Japanese Green Tea Auction (Video News)

2022 Japanese Green Tea Auction (Video News)

Some tea lovers may be interested in Japanese Green Tea Auction.  This news from NHK shows first tea auction / trading (bidding) of the year which took place on April 18, 2022 in Fukuoka, Saga and Shizuoka, Japan.   All said that tea leaves this year is very good because of good weather. Fukuoka  https://www3.nhk.or.jp/fukuoka-news/20220418/5010015520.htmlSaga  https://www.sagatv.co.jp/news/archives/2022041809272 Shizuoka https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/shizuoka/20220418/3030015657.html Those tea leaves (Ara-cha - half processed)  traded in the markets are processed (blend and dry etc) by the buyer (tea company / tea shop) then sold for consumers.  It said that a kind of Shizuoka Temomi Cha (Hand rolling Tea - thin needle shape)...

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Shimizu Hokujo Talks About Mogake (Seaweed) Teapot, Art and Technique

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Shimizu Hokujo Talks About  Mogake (Seaweed) Teapot, Art and Technique

Interview to Mr. Shimizu Hokujo about his art and technique of mogake (seaweed) Teapot. Hokujo told: Mogake art began at the end of the Edo period (1603-1867).Soft thin seaweed, which are taken in May and June are used for teapot decoration. Name of the seaweed is "Amamo" in Japanese. They can be found on the coast. It is picked in beach where people go pick up clams. The seaweed is where fish lay their eggs, so I do not take the seaweed from the root, but tear off the upper parts. We must think about the regeneration of the sea.In recent years, the...

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Munenori Hand-carving White Plum Flower Teapot

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Munenori Hand-carving White Plum Flower Teapot

Back-Order Item Munenori Hand-carving White Plum Flower Teapot(Red Clay - Smoked) Made in Tokoname Japan Price: 286,000 JPY Please contact us for inquiry and purchase.Contact Form

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How to Wash & Care Japanese Kyusu Teapot Properly Cleaning & Maintenance (Unglazed Tokoname Clay Teapot)

How to Wash & Care Japanese Kyusu Teapot Properly Cleaning & Maintenance (Unglazed Tokoname Clay Teapot)

  How to Wash & Care Japanese Kyusu Teapot ProperlyArticle (Shiha Teapot Shop Website)https://shihateacomfort.com/how-to-wash Japanese Teaware Online Shop (Shiha Teapot Shop)https://shihateapot.com  

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Teapot Style Silver Incense Stand

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Teapot Style Silver Incense Stand

Back-Order Item Silver Incense Stand 88g Price: 115,000 JPY Please contact us for inquiry and purchase.Contact Form  

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China Tea Market "Ma Lian Dao" Walk (Tea Break Blog)

China Tea Market "Ma Lian Dao" Walk  (Tea Break Blog)

This article is about our shop owner Jicky. Do you know a huge Tea Leaf Market in Beijing China?  More than a thousand tea leaf shops are located there. The market is called "Ma Lian Dao" - Places for tea lovers. Jicky of SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP JAPAN used be a guide of the market, when she lived in China. (She studied Chinese Tea in China and Japanese Tea in Japan) Jicky visited quite a number of tea leaf shops in the market and talked shop owners and tasted their teas to understand, and found reliable shops that had high quality tea leaves and...

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Feel Japanese KYUSU in Video

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Feel Japanese KYUSU in Video

You can feel delicate clay, detail work, thin body, tight lid - harmonious and artistic. Artists: Mizuno Yokei, Mano Shunen   

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Jinshu Flat Teapot with Filter of New Structure (Japan Tokoname Teapot)

Jinshu Flat Teapot with Filter of New Structure (Japan Tokoname Teapot)

JINSHU Gokuhira Flat Teapot with Filter of New Structure introduced! Previous model was capacity approx. 100 ml.New filter make it possible to realize 120ml flat teapot. <Story of New Model> Every time Jinshu (Ito Seiji) brewed a cup of tea with his own-made teapot , he observed the comfortability of use and the optimal capacity. Those elements are reflected in the new model. Jinshu took on this challenge over a long period of time and repeatedly  improve the product even in the face of difficulties. Please try the new model that Jinju has created based on his actual experience of continuous...

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Label for Exporting Japanese Green Tea in Old Time

Label for Exporting Japanese Green Tea in Old Time

The labels have artistic value. It is now revived as posters.  These labels  were affixed to the box when Japan exported green tea to the world in old time.It looks great when framed and displayed on the wall. If you would like to obtain the posters, please contact us at info@shihateacomfort.com We will obtain the posters from the companies concerned and send them to you with right & safe packing. 43cm*42cm / 30 pcs(kinds) Note: It is printed on thin paper.  

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Japanese Green Tea & Hardness of Water

Japanese Green Tea & Hardness of Water

As you may know, Umami is the one of most important factor in Japanese green tea for its quality.  When brewing Japanese green tea, we control temperature of water to get best balance of umami(amino acid) and catechin(astringency/bitterness) and caffeine(bitterness).  (Higher temperature (> 80℃ / 176 °F) get more astringency and bitterness in liquid) How about water to brew Japanese green tea?What kind water can bring umami taste well in the tea liquid? Here is the interesting report about Japanese Green Tea & hardness of water - Research report by Mr. Omori Masashi 's group (Mr. Omori  is known as Doctor of Tea in...

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Japanese Words for Tea Time / Pronunciation

Japanese Words for Tea Time / Pronunciation

We have listed some basic tea words and phrases in Japanese.Please listen and try for the day you come to Japan for tea exploration🥰🍵 Pronunciation Page :   Japanese Words for Tea Time Pronunciation of Japanese in the page is goo/OK except "green tea"Actual pronunciation is "Ryokucha" but in this page, it sounds "Riyokucha". Word(taste good)  おいしい (beautiful)  きれい(fresh)  新鮮(green tea)  緑茶(roasted green tea)  ほうじ茶(black tea)  紅茶(teapot, side handle)  急須(teapot, western style)  ティーポットPhrase(taste good) おいしいです (smell is good) 香りが良いです (good smell) 良いかおりです(aftertaste is good) あと味がよいです(beautiful color)  きれいな色です If you have requests for this trial, please feel free to send us mail.

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Teapot-Making Techniques as "Intangible Cultural Properties" of Japan

Teapot-Making Techniques as  "Intangible Cultural Properties" of Japan

Intangible Cultural Properties Tokoname teapot masters' Teapot-Making Techniques are protected as "Intangible Cultural Properties" by Government There are 6 masters whose teapot-making techniques have been designated as Intangible Cultural Properties by Tokoname city of Japan, under the law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. Those masters are listed as below. ▶ Technique: Handmade-Teapot ( Kyusu ) by Potter's Wheel  Konishi Yohei (Yohei) Shimizu Genji (Hokujo)  Koie Hiroshi  (Reiko)   Mizuno Seisen (Seisen) Sawada Shoson Ⅱ (Shoson) Reference: Japan Cultural Heritage Online ▶ Technique: Hand Carving Decoration  Yoshikawa Fusao (Kodo)        Important Intangible Cultural Properties (Living National Treasure) The national government designates especially significant Intangible Cultural Properties as "Important...

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3 ways of Holding Handle & Lid - Japanese Teapot

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3 ways of Holding Handle & Lid - Japanese Teapot

Japanese Teapot  3 ways of Holding Handle & Lid  (SHIHA TEAPOT Website) https://shihateacomfort.com/howtohold  

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Teapots at Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition 2021

Hokujo Mizuno_Yokei Reiko

Teapots at Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition 2021

The 68th Japan Traditional Kogei (Art Crafts) Exhibition was held in Tokyo in September 2021. The following artists' teapots were passed and selected for the exhibition and were exhibited. Reiko (Koie Hiroshi) Yokei (Mizuno Yokei) Hokujo (Shimizu Hokujo)  Shiraiwa Taisuke  What is this exhibition? Japan's largest open-call-participants exhibition by the Japan Kogei Association with the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) and others.. It has been held once a year since 1954. The purpose of the exhibition is to protect and nurture Japan's excellent traditional crafts. Selected works after rigorous screening from the 7 categories of ceramics, dyeing and weaving, lacquer arts, metalworking, wood...

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Video【Teapot Art and Technique】 Japan Tokoname Handmade Teapot

Video【Teapot Art and Technique】 Japan Tokoname Handmade Teapot

【Teapot Art and Technique】 Japan Tokoname Handmade Teapot (SHIHA TEAPOT Website)https://shihateacomfort.com/art-technique  

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Japan Tea Travel / Visit Japan Matcha Place / Map (Temple, Japanese Garden, Public Tea House)

Japan Tea Travel / Visit Japan Matcha Place / Map (Temple, Japanese Garden, Public Tea House)

    Japan Tea Travel – Matcha Place Map   (SHIHA TEAPOT Website) - Temple- Japanese Garden- Public Tea House https://shihateacomfort.com/japan-teatravel-matcha

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日本百壺 100 Japanese Handmade Kyusu Teapots Gallery

日本百壺 100 Japanese Handmade Kyusu Teapots Gallery

日本百壺 100 Japanese Handmade Kyusu Teapots Gallery – Online Shop For Sale. Artisan Ceramic Teapot (Made in Japan) From SHOWA, HEISEI, REIWA era   100 Teapots  Gallery  (SHIHA TEAPOT Website)https://shihateacomfort.com/100japaneseteapot  

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8 Secrets of Japanese Teapot Box (Wood Box / Tomobako)

8 Secrets of Japanese Teapot Box (Wood Box / Tomobako)

8 Secrets of Japanese Teapot Box (Wood Box / Tomobako)(SHIHA TEAPOT Website) https://shihateacomfort.com/boxsecrets

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What is Suzu-yaki? Beautiful Black Pottery in Japan, woke up from a 500-year sleep

What is Suzu-yaki? Beautiful Black Pottery in Japan, woke up from a 500-year sleep

What is Suzu-yaki? Beautiful Black Pottery in Japan, woke up from a 500-year sleep  (SHIHA TEAPOT Website)https://shihateacomfort.com/oldsuzu

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What is Tokoname Kyusu Teapot? What is special?

What is Tokoname Kyusu Teapot? What is special?

  What is Tokoname Kyusu Teapot? What is special? How do they look?  (SHIHA TEAPOT Website) https://shihateacomfort.com/shiha-tokoname

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SHIHA's Seminar & Activity Report

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SHIHA's Seminar & Activity Report

SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP's  (Shiha Tea & Comfort)  Tea Seminar, Tea Culture Activity, Ceramic Seminar Records. SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP Seminar & Activity Report (SHIHA TEAPOT Website)https://shihateacomfort.com/activities

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How to Tie String on Wooden box of Japanese Teapot (Tomobako)

How to Tie String on Wooden box of Japanese Teapot (Tomobako)

How to Tie String on Wooden box of Japanese Teapot (Tomobako) (SHIHA TEAPOT Website) https://shihateacomfort.com/howtotie

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SHIHA′s Article on Magazine

SHIHA′s Article on Magazine

SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP's president Jicky wrote an article  "When Japanese Teapots meet Chinese Tea" on a China-Japan Culture Exchange Magazine "Waka" that was issued May 2016 (Featuring Tea) Waka Magazine  websitehttps://visitasia.co.jp/waka010SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP delivered many Japanese teapots to customers in China since 2012. Through the communication with the customers, we also learn and enjoy harmony of Chinese Tea and Japanese Teapots. Jicky studied Chinese language and Chinese tea in China before the starting SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP. It helps tea culture exchange with customers. The article is written in Japanese though, please enjoy the pictures of Japanese Teapots in Chinese Tea Culture.    Photos taken...

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