Tokoname Tall Yohen Houhin


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Made in Tokoname, Japan
Unglazed clay
Potter: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Infuser: clay sasame
Packaging: Paper box
Height: 4.25″ (to top of lid)
Functional capacity: 10 oz / 295 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.


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This is a beautiful, smooth-to-the-touch clay houhin from Yokei. It is easy to hold and has a good, confident feeling in the hand, and it pours flawlessly.

The stunning kiln effects coloration (yohen) compliment the dark grey color of the clay handsomely. The overall character of this houhin is streamline, elegant and ready for the task at hand. This houhin is taller than it is wide – the proportions are graceful and the larger-than-usual capacity (10oz) makes this houhin particularly useful and desirable.

Please Note:
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.

Want to know more?

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