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Tokoname Yohen tea pot - Japan

Tokoname Yohen tea pot - Japan
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Tokoname Yohen tea pot - Japan
Reference : ATHEIJAP08
Gyokko workshop, in Tokoname city, welcome the art of Umehara family. One of them is well-known as "Tokonameyaki Tranditional Craftman". They use indeed the famous regional red clay, which had properties (richness in iron) and aesthetic popular at many eras. They work it with wheel, kiln and hands.

This tea pot is a "Yohen" : the potter Cette théière est une "Yohen" : during firing, the potter mixes oxidation (oxygen effect) and reduction (bed of ashes where the tea pot is layed). As a result, an unpredictable effect that the artisan cannot control : this is kiln alchemy...
Yohen tea pot reveals shades darker or lighter, evoking charcoal or Tokoname red clay.

Tea pot Tokoname-yaki
Material : clay, clay filter
Volume : 300 ml
Dimensions : 14,5 x 13,5 x 9cm
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