• Shigaraki Black Earthenware Teapot

Shigaraki Black Earthenware Teapot

This design of this earthenware teapot with vine handle reflects the traditional rustic aesthetics of Shigaraki-yaki.

The black glaze evokes the calligraphy "sumi" inky tone which is different from matte black and has a subtle ash tone to it.

It is well proportioned with a comfortable hold and ease of use.

A fine ceramic strainer is fired together with it.

  • Dimension: W 17.5 x Depth 13.5 x  H 19.5cm  
  • Capacity: 750ml
  • Material: Clay and Wisteria Vine Handle

Usage and Care

This product is not microwave-safe. Do not set the product on any other direct heat.

Hand wash only. This product is not dishwasher safe.

Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.

Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.

Made in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Hechimon - Artisan Collection from Shigaraki

Marui Seito is a third-generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.

Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan

Situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto, Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery producing history dates back over 1,200 years. Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, and in 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.