Koji’s Low Yohen Teapot is a wonderful example of the powerful nature of simplicity of form, shape and color. This clay pot is a lovely shade of light grey and features some wonderful flashing of tan/pinkish-orange and dark grey colors on its lower portion. These color changes occur naturally in the kiln when the surface of the clay reacts with the heat of the flame – and the effects will vary some, from piece to piece.
The lid fits as perfectly as a lid can fit (no wiggle or play!) and has a flattened knob, making it easy to hold down with your finger while pouring. We like the large opening in the body of the teapot for easy filling with large leaf tea. A low and wide teapot is an excellent choice for tea enthusiasts looking for an unglazed clay pot to steep all styles of oolong (leafy, semiball-rolled, or strip style) or large-leaf Yunnan dian hong (black tea).
Koji Iwase was born in 1946 and trained in both Tokoname and Kyoto. He has won multiple awards for his ceramics and is a certified Tokoname craftsman.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares 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.
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