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Handmade Tokoname Kyusu Teapot by Maekawa Junzô - Deep Green - 290ml

Handmade Tokoname Kyusu Teapot by Maekawa Junzô - Deep Green - 290ml

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Kyusu teapot by Tokoname artist Maekawa Junzô.

Being the fourth generation of potters from the Kenzan kiln in Tokoname, Maekawa Junzô stands out for his creations of tableware and especially teapots, a symbolic heritage of Tokomane. He uses a wide variety of lands and many techniques. Its signature is certainly this particular elegant roundness found in the shapes.

With a deep green gradation and earth-colored edges, the curves of this teapot are softly elegant. Lightweight, its handle is comfortable and fits well in hand. The tea strainer is special since it is made of porcelain, it is a unique technique called "Sasame".

Biography of Maekawa Junzô:

February 1976 Born in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
March 2000 Graduated from Department of Transportation Mechanics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Meijo University
March 2004  Graduated from Kyoto Traditional Crafts College
April 2004 Joined Matsuyama Ceramics Co., Ltd., Akazu ware kiln
April 2008 Joined Maekawa Pottery, his family business

Member of Tokoname Pottery Association:

2006 Selected for the 1st Meshiwan Grand Prix
2007 Selected for the 60th Seto City Art Exhibition
2010-2013 39th-42nd Awarded at Choza Prize Ceramics Exhibition
Gold Award at Ochazuke Day Project Ochazuke Exhibition
2015 Received Award from the Prime Minister at the 61st Tokoname Ware Exhibition

Received the 6th "Tea Masters’ Choices" Prize at Taiwan International Gold Teapot

What is Tokoname ware?

Made in the city of Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, also called one of the "Six Ancient Kilns" of Japan. Tokoname is among these six pottery producing towns and is considered the largest producing area among them.

※Do not put in microwave or dishwasher.

Product information 商品詳細

Product type: Teaware
Place of origin: Japan
Capacity: 290 mL (9.81oz)
Product size: 14.2 x 13.5 x 8.6 cm (5.6″ x 5.3″ x 3.4″)

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