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The clay was taken from the ground near old Tokoname kiln ruins in a mountain , which is about several hundred ago.
The clay of this teapot is the same clay used in 12 century, according to the artist, Hakusan.
Ceramic Jar from 12 century in Tokoname and other old kiln in our blog (Tokyo national Museum)
He dug clay from the ground of the site and process it into very fine clay.
Texture is very smooth, color of clay is so natural. This clay is not abundant, so it is valuable.
Shape is very elegant and simple.
Seaweed was wound around the teapot in firing. On teapot you see beautiful shining light brown seaweed lines. It is making teapot so attractive.
About Seaweed Teapot (MOGAKE teapot) article in our website
About Hakusan (article) in our website
Reason for discount: A part of the filter holes are connected.