Houhins are small teapots without handles. They are easy to hold and are the perfect size for solo tea drinkers. Seikryu has added a little clay spiral to each side of the houhin in the spots where one is intended to pick grasp the vessel. I like the way one’s hand covers the whole vessel – it feels very secure when pouring and the lid stays snugly in place.
Sekriyu runs a tool over the surface of the clay to create an effect that is reminiscent of the appearance of gently weathered wood. The presence of a thin line of red around the rim of the teapot is a simple but elegant touch, and typical of the attention to details that Tokoname potters lavish on their teapots. This houhin has a wide opening – perfect for steeping large leaf oolong teas or Taiwan Baozhong if so desired.
This is a handmade item – 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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