Tokoname Yamada Sou black wood firing teapots is fired with shells on the teapot. Some of pattern on the body, colors and sheen are made from the shells. Every side of body has its taste. Blue glaze lines under the handle is artistic and contrast with the black is very well. 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.