Black Red Mable Seaweed Teapot Kyusu KOUSHIN, Kato Tadaomi Tokoname Japan 香臣 加藤忠臣 日本 常滑焼大理石 急須 茶壶

black red marble teapot


Hello we are SHIHA TEAPOT SHOP in Tokyo, Japan.

We introduce KOUSHIN Kiln’s Teapot which is Glorious and Traditional. And it has feeling of Dignity.

This is KOUSHIN’s original and very unique style in Japan.

The Secret of Marble is Seaweed

The marble pattern comes from SEAWEED.
Seaweed is from sea of Chita Peninsula Area in Japan, where Tokoname city is located.

Seaweed teapots are seen in 1800’s in Tokoname. Tokoname city is facing to ocean. Potters used natural produce to decorate teapots.

Using seaweed has to have lots of steps. From picking up seaweed to firing teapot. Please see our article below for long process.

3 Times Firing in Kiln to Make Beautiful Marble Pattern

This teapot is fired 3 times in a kiln.

1 First fire to make red clay teapot
2 Bind seaweed and fire to make marble pattern
3 Fire in reduction atmosphere (Smoke) to change red body to black body

Red and Black is so harmonious.

What is the Effect of Smoked black ?

Body looks dark brown under less light.
It looks reddish brown under much light.

It show you different impression depends on the light it receives.
Red clay smoked to black is deep, feeling of layers.

3 different textures in a teapot

1 Lid, handle and spout are well polished and it looks like real marble. So shiny and smooth.

2 Body texture is like fine sand . In Japan this texture is called “Pine Tree Peel“. The artist made it feel like iron teapot.

3 Foot part is simple & smooth texture.

There are so much to enjoy in this teapot.

香臣大理石紋 海草紋 中文 制作介紹

把海藻茶壶上缠烧成,显出红色海藻图案,如大理石。

使用藻挂手法制成的大理石风格。
为了体现厚重的质感和独特的风格进行了三次烧制。
每一个都是手工精心制作的产品。

1 先烧成朱泥茶壶
2 再把海草缠在茶壶上烧制
3 最后还原烧制熏黑了
三次烧制显出红色海藻花样,壶像大理石做的风格了。香臣精心制作的茶壶。

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