Teapots from Japan

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.
 

How We Determine the Size & Capacity of our Teawares

Japanese Arita Dark Green Teapot Arita Dark Green Teapot
4 oz / 118 ml functional capacity
Made in Japan

Japanese Banko Teapot with Sandblasted Chevron Pattern Banko Teapot with Sandblasted Chevron Pattern
7.5 oz / 221 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: JITSUZAN Ito
Made in Japan

Japanese Hagi Teapot with Blueish-Grey, Pink & White Glaze Hagi Teapot with Blueish-Grey, Pink & White Glaze
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Studio/kiln: Seiungama
Made in Japan

Japanese Hagi Ware Pinkish Brown Teapot Hagi Ware Teapot with Pinkish-White Glaze
8.5 oz / 251 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Mizutu Kazuyuki
Made in Japan

Japanese Tetsubin Kogecha Tsutsuhada Tetsubin Kogecha Tsutsuhada
Cast Iron Water Kettle
Smooth ' Hada' surface
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Japanese Tetsubin Sakurazundo Tetsubin Sakurazundo
Cast Iron Water Kettle
'Cherry-Bark' Appearance
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Japanese Tetsubin Shugyoku Siku Tetsubin Shugyoku Siku
Cast Iron Water Kettle
Embossed Chrysanthemum design
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Hosei Black Chrysanthemum Teapot Tokoname Black Chrysanthemum Teapot
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Hosei
Made in Japan

Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Cylindrical Teapot Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Cylindrical Teapot
6.5 oz / 192 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yoshiki ( MURATA Yoshiki )
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Teapot Tokoname Black Fukuro-Cut Teapot
9 oz / 266 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yoshiki ( MURATA Yoshiki )
Made in Japan
Tokoname Black Shiboridashi with little Yellow Dots Tokoname Black Shiboridashi with little Yellow Dots
7 oz / 207 ml functional capacity
Made in Japan

Tokoname Black w/ Red Rim & Raised Texture Houbin Tokoname Black Textured Houhin with Red Rim
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Sekiryu
Made in Japan

Tokoname Black with Little Red Squares Teapot Tokoname Black with Little Red Squares Teapot
8 oz / 236 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Shuhou
Made in Japan

Tokoname C- Handle Teapot with Kiln Effects Tokoname C- Handle Teapot with Kiln Effects
10 oz / 295 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Tanikawa Katsuaki
Wood-fired in an anagama kiln
Made in Japan


Tokoname C-Handle Green & Copper Glazed Teapot
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Tanikawa Katsuaki
Wood-fired in an anagama kiln
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Dark Brown & Red Teapot #1 (plum blossoms) Tokoname Dark Brown & Red Teapot #1 (plum blossoms)
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Gyokudo (deceased 2012)
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Fugetsu Black & Red Teapot #1 Tokoname Fugetsu Black & Red Teapot #1
7 oz / 207 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Fugetsu (MURAKOSHI Fugetsu)
Made in Japan

Tokoname Fugetsu Black & Red Teapot #2 Tokoname Fugetsu Black & Red Teapot #2
7 oz / 207 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Fugetsu (MURAKOSHI Fugetsu)
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Green & Copper Glaze Teapot
12 oz / 355 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Tanikawa Katsuaki
Wood-fired in an anagama kiln
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Takasuke Kiln Teapots Tokoname Japanese Tea Instructor Association Teapots
Kiln: Takasuke Kiln
Made in Japan

Small - 3.75 oz functional capacity
Medium - 6 oz functional capacity
Large - 8 oz functional capacity

Tokoname Koshin with Circular Lines Teapot Tokoname Large Teapot with Circular Lines
22 oz / 650 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Koshin ( KATO Tadaomi )
Made in Japan

Tokoname Low & Wide Red & Black Teapot Tokoname Low & Wide Red & Black Teapot
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Kouji ( IWASE Kouji )
Made in Japan

Yoshiki Mogake Collection Tokoname Cream & Brown Teapot #16 Tokoname Mogake Cream & Brown Teapot #16
8 oz / 236 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yoshiki ( MURATA Yoshiki )
Made in Japan


Tokoname Mogake Jin Teapot Tokoname Mogake Jin Teapot
9.5 oz / 280 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Jin (TANIKAWA Hitoshi)
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Nerikomi Dark Blue-Pine Green Teapot Tokoname Nerikomi Dark Blue-Pine Green Teapot
16 oz / 473 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yusen
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Small Brown Woodgrain Houhin Tokoname Small Brown Woodgrain Houhin
5 oz / 147 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Toju ( SUGIE Hirotaka )
Made in Japan

Tokoname Small Red and Black Tataki Teapot Tokoname Small Red and Black Tataki Teapot
5 oz / 147 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yoshiki ( MURATA Yoshiki )
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple
10 oz / 295 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: SHIMIZU Hokujo
Made in Japan

Tokoname Tall Yohen Houhin Tokoname Tall Yohen Houhin
10 oz / 295 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Teapot with Blue Cornflowers Tokoname Teapot with Blue Cornflowers
8 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Soukou (retired)
Made in Japan

NEW!
Tokoname Teapot with Metallic Finish & Cut Marks Tokoname Teapot with Metallic Finish & Cut Marks
9 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Soukou (retired)
Made in Japan

NEW!
Tokoname Teapot with Pine, Bamboo and Plum Tokoname Teapot with Pine, Bamboo and Plum
8 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Soukou (retired)
Made in Japan

NEW!
Tokoname Teapot with Pink Flowers Tokoname Teapot with Pink Flowers
8 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Soukou (retired)
Made in Japan

NEW!
Tokoname Yohen Mogake Modernist 'Charred' Teapot Tokoname Yohen Mogake Modernist 'Charred' Teapot
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Jin (TANIKAWA Hitoshi)
Made in Japan

Tokoname Yokei 'Nanbante' Teapot Tokoname Yokei 'Nanbante' Teapot
9 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Made in Japan

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Japanese White Porcelain Houhins White Porcelain Houhins
Made in Japan
Wood-Fired Anagama Kiln 'Seashell' Effect Teapot Wood-Fired Anagama Kiln 'Seashell' Effect Teapot
6 oz / 177 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: SHIRAIWA Taisuke
Made in Japan


Wood-Fired Anagama Tan & Gold Teapot with Flashing Wood-Fired Anagama Tan & Gold Teapot with Flashing
7.5 oz / 221 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: SHIRAIWA Taisuke
Made in Japan

NEW!
Wood-Fired Anagama Teapot with Lizard Skin Texture Wood-Fired Anagama Teapot with Lizard Skin Texture
7 oz / 207 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: SHIRAIWA Taisuke
Made in Japan