This beautiful teapot evokes the spirit of the Autumn season in Japan. In Autumn, the maple trees in the Japanese landscape, whether in a simple enclosed garden adjacent to a home or temple, or growing wild along a mountain pass, are alive with the stunning colors that we also associate with the much larger maple trees found in places such as New England. Being the ‘opposite’, complimentary season to Spring, both the seasons of Autumn and Spring are auspicious to the growth and harvest of tea leaves and the subsequent manufacture of delicious green, oolong, and black tea.
The ginkgo tree is the oldest-existing tree species in the world; fossil records of this plant go back 225 million years. The ginkgo tree can attain an age of a thousand years and is a symbol of Strength and Longevity in both its native China and Japan (in which it is a quite auspicious plant).
NOTE: The obi-ami style stainless steel screen filter surrounds the interior of the pot and is perfect for filtering out the fine particles of all types of steeped tea, but is especially useful for the finer cuts of Japanese green tea. This mesh surround is visible in one of the images we show of this teapot. Teapots with obi-ami style filters also have a smooth and fast pour.
Please Note: Slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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