This peaceful and graceful teaset has everything you need to set a traditional Japanese tea table for steeping Japanese green tea – a stunning teapot, the yuzamushi (water cooling pitcher) and 5 teacups.
MURAKOSHI Fugetsu served as an apprentice to YAMADA Jozan III, who as designated a National Living Treasure in Japan in 1988. Since that time, he has perfected his unique style of teapot design and we are always delighted when one of his teapots comes our way.
Fugetsu’s style is soft and playful. He works his clay in bands that give his teapots ‘movement’. His handles are large and comfortable for western hands to hold. His teapots are often made in all black or red, leaving the shape and texture of the clay to create the design. This is his focal point, not color or accentuation from other pottery making techniques.
So, we are thrilled to have this wonderful teaset from Fugetsu, one of our favorite Tokoname potters. For this set he used a classic red-orange shudei clay, an iron-rich red clay found in the Tokoname area. Fugetsu has given this teapot a traditional shape that is neat and crisp. The spout and the handle have been given a a stitched-on look, which creates a strong design element for the eye to admire. Fugestsu has hand signed the teapot underneath the handle. To the right of his signature, he has left several finger or palm prints, which add to the pot’s uniqueness.
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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