SHORYU Camellia Sasanqua Flower Oil Drops Tokoname Kyusu Teapot 昭龍山茶花 （Made in Tokoname Japan）
Lovely, elegant black Japanese handmade teapot with Camellia Sasanqua.
Melt pure gold was applied on lid knob, that makes teapot look gorgeous. And the gold lid makes the black more beautiful.
This teapot was fired 5 times in kiln. After 1st firing (red teapot), paint flower (2nd), glazing on surface (3rd -oil drops), reduction firing (4th – becomes black teapot) , apply pure gold on lid-knob (5th).
The surface is glazed and its texture is smooth and natural, inside is unglazed, so that tea and water touches the clay – that makes tea taste better.
Body is carbon black with oil drop pattern with delicate shine. The black comes from reduction firing with rice-hulls in kiln. (Smoked)
Good to brew any kind of tea. There are many good reputation especially green tea, white tea brewing.
Artist Bio: Born in 1945. 61 years of teapot work , as of 2021.In 2018, received The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays from the government for his long year contribution to the Japan’s traditional art craft.
Artist : Syoryu 昭龍
Capacity : Approx.200-245ml
Box : Paper Box
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