This kyusu from Tokoname, Japan, outfits a unique seaweed embossing.
After the first firing, the kyusu is packed in seaweed and fired for the second time, leaving a woven organic imprint which we appreciate as the signature of the artist. A rustic kyusu with its unglazed mineral-rich clay, pours confidently in the true nature of craftmanship of Tokoname ware.
The Tokoname region has been producing some of Japan’s most prized ceramics for hundreds of years. The area’s clays are especially light, thin and mineral-rich, which alkalizes the tea and enhances its natural sweetness.