This gracious Hohin Set is a result of collaboration between Junko Yamashita, a Kyoto-born designer and Dobuchi Touan, the forth successor of Touan kiln which was established in 1922. Junko Yamashita, who has previously produced Tea Ceremony Coordination for Marriott Hotel Beijing and Four Seasons Hotels Kyoto, is known for his creative designs based on traditional Japanese materials and techniques, while Touan Kiln is acknowledged for its constant innovative approaches and techniques.
This stylish and elegant tea set has been inspired by a traditional Japanese Hohin Set. Hohin, meaning a "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.
Completely hand-made one by one with dedicated efforts of the craftsmen, the teapot has a complex, dark, iron-like texture with some gold patterns on the surface. While the large fore-like sprout highlights its originality and elegance, the smooth texture reflects the superior technique of the craftsmanship.
Highly recommended for green tea connoisseurs. Our gracious KOKUSHU TEA SET will be a perfect companion to complete your ritual of fine green tea.
Suitable for brewing Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese green teas as well.
- Teapot: Width: 15.5cm * Diameter: 10.5cm * Height: 8.5cm
- Cup: Diameter: 7cm * Height: 6cm
- The 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.