Japanese Water Cooling Pitcher Yuzamashi - Gyoko -

  • This is a water cooling pitcher called Yuzamashi in Japanese, which is used to drop the temperature of hot water. The side is designed with beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) and is used for both powdered and loose leaf tea. 

  • Tokoname-yaki started out from the Tokoname region of Aichi prefecture (a little south west of Tokyo) from the 1100s. It is known as the oldest style of Kila in Japan, and well known for creating handcrafted beautiful kyusu in many styles. It is also called the ultimate art of clay and fire, and Tokoname-yaki are made by clay and fired in extreme high temperature by a skilled pottery artisan. Also this clay material is said to give the tea a mellow and smooth taste. The ultimate craftsmanship and its nature of great green tea makes this Tokoname-yaki kyusu popular with the Japanese green tea lovers.

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