About this product
This Tokoname kyusu is ideal for brewing sencha, gyokuro, and essentially any Japanese tea. Takasuke 高資 is the name of the pottery studio, and Tokoname is an area famous for their prolific production of kyusu, with beautiful craftsmanship and rich history. Tokoname was the location of one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan and is also famed for Buddhist and Shinto shrine statue artisans. Tokoname is often considered to be the sister city of Yixing.
The design was crafted by the artist Mr. Hiroshi Kita, born in 1958. Mr. Hiroshi Kita is renowned as a craftsman who produces kyusu for official Japanese Tea Instructor seminars. The sesame 細 clay mesh hole pattern is actually under copy right by the artist. We prefer the smaller size clay mesh to strain out tea, especially when brewing deeper steamed teas.