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Tokoname Black Shiboridashi with little Yellow Dots


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Made in Tokoname, Japan
Unglazed clay
Strainer-style: Clay sesame in the lid
Packaging: Paper box
Height: 4.25″ (to top of lid)
Functional capacity: 7 oz / 207 ml



Tokoname has been a center of ceramic production since the 12th century and is, along with the kilns at Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tanba, and Bizen, one of the oldest pottery production sites in Japan. Fortunately for those of us who are clay collectors, many pottery artisans in Tokoname have been honing their skills from a young age, and have now matured into their role as a clay master.


Tokoname clay is instantly recognizable for its thin body and smooth surfaces, as well as the hardness of the clay. Today, some artists are blending-in a small proportion of other ‘secret ingredient’ clay from protected sources, or adding grit to the clay to achieve a different appearance in some of their teaware. But all of these teawares resonate as Tokoname because of the spirit of the potters and that the overall style of Tokoname prevails.


img-more_tok_clean Learn more about Tokoname clay teapots

One of Tea Trekker’s most popular items, this tea-making vessel is both practical and elegant. Tea steeped in this pot simply has to taste wonderful!

This very comfortable, handle-less tea steeper is easy to use and makes steeping loose leaf tea for ‘one’ a snap. Two small applied clay leaves are finger grips where one should grasp the shiboradashi with one hand for pouring.

Grooves cut into the pouring lip and holes placed in the lid allow the tea liquor to flow out smoothly while the lid is held firmly in place.

A Japanese variation of a Chinese gaiwan, this attractive vessel relies on a competent mesh sesame that is built into the lid to hold back the tea leaves.

Please Note:
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.

Want to know more?

img-more_tok_clean How to Clean a Tokoname Teapot

img-more_capacity How We Determine the Size & Capacity of our Teawares