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This Kyusu tea pot is a piece of MIno Ware.
Mino Ware, aka MinoYaki is a type of traditional Japanese porcelain wares made Gifu Prefecture, north of Tokyo. Mino Ware is a ceramic ware representing 50% share in the Japanese market. Originated in the time of unglazed ceramic ware.
Kyusu is a green tea pot with a cylindrical shaped handle placed 90 degrees from the spout. This Kyusu is widely used in Japan for preparing sencha green tea. The shape was made to be efficient when pouring tea in small amounts quickly distributing among several cups (the tea at the end of pouring tends to be stronger than at the beginning).
Originally, this shape also made it easy to pour when sitting on a tatami mat in a traditional Japanese room, as the host would sit across from the guest rather than pour tea from the side or from behind.
Product Details of Hori Togusa Kyusu Tea Pot Red S
Content: 1 Kyusu Tea Pot
Size: 350cc (11.8oz)
Made in: Gifu Prefecture, Japan