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. Experienced potters mix their own clays to achieve different aesthetics and textures.

So, it is possible today to find these teapots in a range of clays from fine-grained and iron-rich and dark in color to slightly grainy and grey or tan 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. These are made from 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 Beanpot Shaped C- Handle Teapot Tokoname Beanpot Shaped C- Handle Teapot
13 oz / 384 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Tanikawa Katsuaki
Wood-fired in an anagama kiln
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 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

Black with Vertical Lines Teapot Tokoname Black Teapot with Vertical Lines
10 oz / 295 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Hiroshi KOIE ( Reiko )
Kiln: Reiko Kiln
Made in Japan

SOLD!
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 Brown & Plum Colored Houhin w/ Pinched Top Tokoname Brown & Plum Colored Houhin w/Pinched Top
5 oz / 147 ml functional capacity
Craftsman: Jinshu (ITO Seiji)
Made in Japan

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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

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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 functional capacity
Craftsman: Fugetsu (MURAKOSHI Fugetsu)
Made in Japan

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

Tokoname Grey "Pearskin" Teapot with White Stripe Tokoname Grey "Pearskin" Teapot with White Stripe
12 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: MIZUNO Hiroshi
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 functional capacity
Craftsman: Koshin ( KATO Tadaomi )
Made in Japan

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

Tokoname Low, Angular Yohen Teapot Tokoname Low, Angular Yohen Teapot
4.5 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Made in Japan

Tokoname Shiboridashi Teaset Tokoname Modernist Shiboridashi Teaset
Set includes Teapot, Water Bowl
& 3 Teacups
4.5 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Hiroshi KOIE ( Reiko )
Kiln: Reiko Kiln
Made in Japan

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

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Tokoname Koshin Mogake Teapots Tokoname Mogake Teapots
large teapot 22 oz functional capacity
small teapot 14 oz - SOLD OUT
Craftsman: Koshin ( KATO Tadaomi )
Made in Japan

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was: $180
Tokoname Nerikomi Dark Blue-Pine Green Teapot Tokoname Nerikomi Dark Blue-Pine Green Teapot
16 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yusen
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Nerikomi Olive Green & Brown Teapot Tokoname Nerikomi Olive Green & Brown Teapot
12 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yusen
Made in Japan

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Tokoname Round Black & Plum-Colored Yohen Teapot Tokoname Round Black & Plum-Colored Yohen Teapot
10 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yokei ( MIZUNO Yokei )
Made in Japan

SOLD!
Tokoname Shudei Teaset Tokoname Shudei Teaset
Set includes Teapot, Yuzamashi
& 5 Teacups
7 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Fugetsu (MURAKOSHI Fugetsu)
Made in Japan

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

Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple Tokoname Tall Mogake Teapot with Dimple
10 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: SHIMIZU Hokujo
Made in Japan

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

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Tokoname Vine Handle Yohen Teapot Tokoname Vine Handle Yohen Teapot
14 oz functional capacity
Craftsman: Yokei (MIZUNO Yokei)
Made in Japan

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