Handmade, handleless teapot with built-in tea strainer known as a hōhin. Made by famed 16th generation ceramics studio Asahiyaki in Uji.
There are 150 tea strainer holes inside the body of the teapot, representing 150 years that this tea brewing vessel has been in production. Useful for brewing both sencha and gyokuro. This hōhin uses local clay near the Uji river, which is known to be high in iron content, making for a softer, sweeter tea.
This blush style also has the dapple "deer marks" (small, light-colored spots along the body) that Asahiyaki is well-known for.
Before using it for the first time, soak it in water for 10 minutes to minimize staining.
3.93"D x 2.95"H (excluding spout). Holds 150 ml.
Materials: Hanshi (local clay), transparent glaze. Gas-fired.
From Uji, Kyoto, Japan.