Elegant teapot made by a renowned Tokoname pottery artist Hokujo. Unglazed inside, outside glazed with ash glaze with slightly metallic gloss. Beautiful kiln effects (yohen). A great piece of contemporary Japanese art.
Packed in a wooden box with calligraphy - the name of the artist.
Hokujo (Genji Shimizu) is a famous Tokoname artist, recognized as a Tokoname City Human Cultural Asset and a Master of Traditional Craft (by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan). He was awarded on many prestigious exhibitions of ceramic art. In 2016 Hokujo was presented the Order of the Sacred Treasure (Silver Rays).
You can see his CV on the official homepage of Tokoname town.
Height 7cm / diameter 7cm / width 11cm - 14cm (with handle) / capacity 210ml