Yamada Sou 山田想 Blue Grey Ash Wood Firing White Clay Japanese Teapot, Tokoname

Sou Yamada

Sou Yamada is a grandson of Jozan Yamada the 3rd, who was recognized by the Japanese government as Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) .

Blue teapots are representing Sou’s works. Teapots are fired in wood kiln which produces fly ash. Wood ash settles on the teapot during the firing. Grey ash and pink ash on blue body makes nature scene on teapot. It is so beautiful.
The clay is white and rather rough touch which going with the blue glazing.

The Yamada families have been producing teapots for tea ceremony (Senchado). The style is authentic.

This teapot’s lid and handle shows Yamada family’s nobleness.

Small Teapot, that is good to brew Japanese green tea, Chinese green tea, white tea etc.. Actually any kind of tea.

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