Kusatsu-yaki Black Kyusu Teapot by Kazuma Yamamoto
In the Kusatsu area, pottery has already been made since the 7th century. This area used to be at the bottom of the lake in ancient times. Therefore, the clay taken from this land contains a rich iron. Kusatsu-yaki is made using this local clay. This black kyusu is also made of clay containing iron and has a beautiful black color. Perfect size for 2-3 cups. There is a built-in strainer inside, which enables tea leaves to fully expand during steeping. Use a strainer when you brew fine-grained tea, such as deep-steamed (fukamushi) tea. Tea steeped in the teapot is poured into the cup while drawing a beautiful streamlined curve. Light as 260g and it comes in very handy.
Dimensions: H 115 mm, D 60 mm, vol 400ml
Care Instructions: Hand wash and leave to dry with the top off. Do not wash in dishwater. Avoid abrasive cleansers or steel wool.
Artist: Kazuma Yamamoto
Kiln: Ohmi ceramics research center
Location: Shiga prefecture, Japan