Tokoname Teapots from Japan

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Tea Trekker has the finest and most extensive selection of Tokoname teapots outside of Japan !

Simple, appealing shapes. Visually arresting kiln effects. Lovely, graceful proportions. Unglazed surfaces. Thin-walled sides. Controlled, drip-free pouring. Comfortable handles.

These details of craftsmanship are the hallmark of Tokoname pottery. Since the Edo Period ( 1603-1867) Tokoname has been a famous pottery center for high-quality, artistic pottery. Today, contemporary master craftsmen continually stretch their skills in new directions as they carry on traditional practices while embracing new ideas and designs.

Established and award-winning potters such as those whose work we represent often mix their own unique clays by combining several types of clay  from other kiln areas such as Seto, Shigaraki and Iga to achieve the aesthetic effects and textures that they want. This creates very distinguish teapots that may not be made again and a shopping feast for Tokoname collectors.

So, it is possible today to find these teapots in a range of clays from fine-grained, iron-rich, classic red or black clays; to slightly grainy stoneware type clays that can be grey, tan or white in color. But no matter what clay is used Tokoname teapots are instantly recognizable as Tokoname from their thin vessel walls; exquisite, fine detail work on lids, spouts and handles; decorative techniques and perfect balance.

Tokoname teapots are collected as works of art or treasured as superb tea steeping vessels by enthusiasts around the world.

All of our Tokoname teapots are fit with a built-in clay strainer to prevent the tea leaves from entering your teacup. The strainers are made of clay, and will be either the sasame or a ball-strainer style, depending on the preference of the potter. The style is listed for each teapot.

Tokoname Teacups

sasame strainerball style strainer

sasame strainer (left), ball-strainer style (right)

Learn more about Tokoname clay teapots

How to Clean a Tokoname Teapot

How We Determine the Size & Capacity of our Teawares

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 Dark Brown & Red Teapot #2 (pine cones) Tokoname Dark Brown & Red Teapot #2 (pine cones)
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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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