This gracious Hohin Set has been hand-crafted by Dobuchi Touan, the forth successor of Touan kiln which was established in 1922. Touan Kiln, appreciated for its exquisite traditional painting of flowers on porcelain products, has put consistent efforts to innovate the kiln. In recent years, the kiln has developed a unique range of "Crystal Glaze" products which has been a great success.
Hohin is a traditional Japanese teapot. Meaning "Treasure Jar" in Japanese, Hohin teapots are only used for brewing Gyokuro and high quality Sencha in Japan. The teapots are similar to Kyushu teapot but without a handle.
This Hohin Set is made by employing a special technique known as "Crystal Glaze", the technique, which blends certain metal substances with a translucent glaze in order to create a crystal-looking pattern on the surface of porcelain through a chemical reaction occurring during the heating process in the kiln. The result is a magnificent flower pattern crystal glaze, not only elegant and delicate in terms of design, but also perfect for brewing and serving green tea, due to its distinctive, cooling sensation.
Highly recommended for green tea connoisseurs. Our gracious and exquisite BLUE FLOWER CRYSTAL HOHIN SET will be a perfect companion to enrich your Gyokuro ritual.
This teapot is also suitable for brewing Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese green teas, besides fine Japanese green tea.
- A teapot.
- A water cooler.
- 2 cups.
- Teapot: Diameter: 9cm * Height: 8cm
- Water Cooler: Width: 10.5cm * Diameter: 7cm * Height: 5cm
- Cup: Diameter: 6cm * Height: 5cm
- Teapot: 180ml
- Water Cooler: 140ml
- The Hohin Tea Set comes in a sophisticated paper box. A perfect choice as a gift.
Dobuchi Touan was born in 1980, Kyoto. After graduating from Doshisha University, he succeeded as the forth owner of Touan kiln in 2011. Touan kiln was established in 1922.
Touan kiln features a delicate but rich use of colour based on the glaze made uniquely by the kiln. It is famous for the exquisite traditional painting of flowers and plants on the surface of its products. Also, in recent years, the kiln has devoted its effort into the HANAKESSHO products (HANA means flower and KESSHO means crystal in Japanese) which appear to be a great success.