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Beautiful blue color was naturally dropped on the body during firing. It was not the artist intention, it was unexpected. Yamada Sou think it was dropped from ceiling on kiln during firing because he fired the teapot with other blue works.
The teapot was fired with shells around the teapot, so that shell pattern is seen on the teapot. The clay of the teapot is originally reddish brown. The clay of the teapot is originally reddish brown. The shells and ash make the teapot black and shiny black partly.
This teapot has very attractive yellowish/ dark yellow ash on the body and it has textured.
The body has many attractive color and gradation color of black, brown, moss green, blue some parts are shining, some parts are rough texture and those colors are from different origin (reason).
Every side of body has its taste. The body is thin and light.
Sou Yamada is a grandson of Jozan Yamada the 3rd, who was recognized by the Japanese government as Important Intangible Cultural Property.
The Yamada families have been producing teapots in 5 generations. The style is authentic. This teapot’s lid and handle shows Yamada family’s nobleness.