Japanese Teapots

Japan Teawares > Teapots
 

Tea Trekker works with many potters in Japan so that we can offer beautiful and functional teawares to our clients.

The teapots that we purchase from exporters in Japan or import directly from the artists themselves are all fully functional and are meant to be used for the preparation and enjoyment of tea. To date we feature teapots from several of the important ceramics areas of Japan - Arita, Hagi, and Tokoname.

Teapots may be glazed or not as is the tradition in the area where the teawares originate. In either case you can be certain that the glazes are safe and the clay is pure, and that the teawares are expected to be a positive aspect of your tea-making service.

Japanese sensibility about teawares acknowledges a rich variety of kiln effects, surface designs, clay textures and the unique, personal nature of hand-made items. Appreciation of hand-made teawares can be traced back to the 16th century and Sen Rikyu, the last in a succession of influential Tea Masters that shaped Japanese tea culture. Sen Rikyu was responsible for establishing a Japanese aesthetic for teawares by influencing the fledgling production of teawares during his time towards the natural, the simple, the imperfect and the useful. This spirit lives on today in traditional ceramics.
 

 

Japanese Arita Dark Green Teapot Japanese Arita Dark Green Teapot

Japanese Banko  Teapot with Incised Tobikanna Patterning Japanese Banko Teapot with Incised Tobikanna Patterning
8 oz capacity
Craftsman: Masaki Tachi

Japanese Banko Teapot with Sandblasted Chevron Pattern Japanese Banko Teapot with Sandblasted Chevron Pattern
7.5 oz capacity
Craftsman: JITSUZAN Ito

Japanese Hagi Teapot with Blueish-Grey, Pink & White Glaze Japanese Hagi Teapot with Blueish-Grey, Pink & White Glaze
6 oz capacity
Studio/kiln: Seiungama

Japanese Hagi Teapot with White Glaze Japanese Hagi Teapot with White Glaze
8 oz capacity
Studio/kiln: Seiungama

Japanese Hagi Ware Pinkish Brown Teapot Japanese Hagi Ware Teapot with Pinkish-White Glaze
8.5 oz capacity
Craftsman: Mizutu Kazuyuki

Ceramic Dark Brown with Speckles Teapot Japanese Mottled Brown Stoneware Teapot
23 oz capacity
Japanese Tetsubin Kogecha Tsutsuhada Japanese Tetsubin Kogecha Tsutsuhada
Cast Iron Water Kettle
Smooth ' Hada' surface

Japanese Tetsubin Sakurazundo Japanese Tetsubin Sakurazundo
Cast Iron Water Kettle
'Cherry-Bark' Appearance
Japanese Tetsubin Shugyoku Siku Japanese Tetsubin Shugyoku Siku
Cast Iron Water Kettle
Embossed Chrysanthemum design

SOLD!
Japanese White Porcelain Houhins Japanese White Porcelain Houhins

Tokoname Hosei Black Chrysanthemum Teapot Tokoname Black Chrysanthemum Teapot
6 oz capacity
Craftsman: Hosei

Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Teapot Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Teapot
9 oz capacity
Craftsman: Yoshiki ( MURATA Yoshiki )

Tokoname Black Shiboridashi with little Yellow Dots Tokoname Black Shiboridashi with little Yellow Dots

Black with Vertical Lines Teapot Tokoname Black Teapot with Vertical Lines
10 oz capacity
Craftsman: Reiko


Tokoname Black w/ Red Rim & Raised Texture Houbin Tokoname Black Textured Houhin with Red Rim
6 oz capacity
Craftsman: Sekiryu

Tokoname Black with Circular Lines & Large Dimples Teapot Tokoname Black with Circular Lines & Large Dimples Teapot
16 oz capacity
Craftsman: Shoryu ( Uhemara Shouji )

Tokoname Black with Little Red Squares Teapot Tokoname Black with Little Red Squares Teapot
8 oz capacity
Craftsman: Shuhou

Tokoname Brown & Plum Colored Houhin w/ Pinched Top Tokoname Brown & Plum Colored Houhin w/Pinched Top
5 oz capacity
Craftsman: Jinshu (ITO Seiji)

Tokoname Dobin with Vine Handle Teapot Tokoname Dobin with Vine Handle Teapot
11 oz capacity
Tokoname Earth-Tone Glazed Shiboridashi Tokoname Earth-Tone Glazed Shiboridashi

Tokoname Takasuke Kiln Teapots Tokoname Japanese Tea Instructor Association Teapots
Kiln: Takasuke Kiln

Small teapot 3.75 oz
Medium teapot 6 oz
Large teapot 8 oz

Tokoname Koshin with Circular Lines Teapot Tokoname Large Teapot with Circular Lines
22 oz capacity
Craftsman: Koshin ( KATO Tadaomi )

Tokoname Low & Wide Red & Black Teapot Tokoname Low & Wide Red & Black Teapot
6 oz capacity
Craftsman: Kouji ( IWASE Kouji )


Tokoname Low, Angular Yohen Teapot Tokoname Low, Angular Yohen Teapot
4.5 oz capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)

Tokoname Koshin Mogake Teapots Tokoname Mogake Teapots
large teapot 22 oz capacity
small teapot 14 oz - SOLD OUT
Craftsman: Koshin ( KATO Tadaomi )

Yokei Collection Tokoname Pot-Bellied Yohen Teapot Tokoname Pot-Bellied Yohen Teapot
8 oz capacity
Craftsman: Yokei ( MIZUNO Yokei )

Tokoname River Stone Matte Grey Low Shiboridashi Tokoname River Stone Matte Grey Low Shiboridashi
2oz capacity
Craftsman: Chizuko Uchiyama ( female potter!)

Tokoname Round Black & Plum-Colored Yohen Teapot Tokoname Round Black & Plum-Colored Yohen Teapot
10 oz capacity
Craftsman: Yokei ( MIZUNO Yokei )

Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple
10 oz capacity
Craftsman: SHIMIZU Hokujo
Tokoname Tea Trekker Black Teapot Tokoname Tea Trekker Black Teapot
6 oz capacity
Craftsman: Eizan (SUGIE Eizan)

Tokoname Vine Handle Yohen Teapot Tokoname Vine Handle Yohen Teapot
14oz capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Tokoname White Teapot with Kiln Flashing Tokoname White Teapot with Kiln Flashing
8 oz capacity
Female potter: Chizuko Uchiyama
Tokoname Wide Mogake Teapot with Dimple Tokoname Wide Mogake Teapot with Dimple
Craftsman: SHIMIZU Hokujo
Tokoname Pottery
Tokoname Yohen Mogake Modernist 'Charred' Teapot Tokoname Yohen Mogake Modernist 'Charred' Teapot
6 oz capacity
Craftsman: Jin ( TANIKAWA Hitoshi )