Junzo Maekawa - Kurokinsai Tokoname-yaki small kyusu tea pot - 180ml
- Artisan: Maekawa Junzō
- Origin: Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
- Material: clay
- Capacity: 180 ml / 6 fl.oz
- Dimensions: Φ 5.7 cm, H: 5.5 cm
About Kurokinsai （黒金彩）
"Black and gold" or "kurokinsai" is a traditional Japanese decorative technique used predominantly in pottery and ceramics.
This kurokinsai, created by the up-and-coming craftsman, Junzo, is not overly flashy. Rather, it beautifully features a dull gleaming gold contrasted with a matte black. The inside of the teapot is left unglazed.
About Junzo Maekawa (前川 淳蔵)
Born in 1976 in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture.
As the fourth generation owner of Kenzan Kiln (賢山窯), he has been actively producing ceramics, receiving the Prime Minister's Award at the Tokoname Ware Promotion Exhibition. Subsequently, he also showcased his work internationally and won the Tea Art Recommendation Award at the Taiwan International Golden Teapot Awards.