Shirohagi Sencha Kyusu 170cc, Hand-made by Hiroyuki Tokimatsu, Japanese Hagiyaki Teapot Our settlement currency is Japanese Yen. The price in other currencies you see here is just for the reference. You will eventually pay in your own currency at the current exchange rate provided by credit card company or Paypal.
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Shirohagi Sencha Kyusu 170cc, Hand-made by Hiroyuki Tokimatsu, Japanese Hagiyaki Teapot



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Made by Hiroyuki Tokimatsu

 

Made in Japan

 

Size:About Height 8.8cm * Length 12.5cm * Radius 7.7cm 

 

Material:Pottery

 

Capacity:(Max) 170ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    • The color of the product you will receive might look slightly different from the pictures you see in this web page.  This is because depending on the amount of light when the picture was taken, the color in each picture might look different.  Please understand, we will not accept return or make refund because of the above reasons.

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Hiroyuki Tokimatsu


Hiroyuki Tokimatsu
Shaving on the pottery wheel
The workshop of Hiroyuki Tokimatsu
One of the kiln in the workshop
Making the sea anemone shape flower vase
Making the sea anemone shape flower vase
Making the sea anemone shape flower vase
Making the sea anemone shape flower vase
The view from the house of Hiroyuki Tokimatsu

Hiroyuki Tokimatsu

 

Though artist Hiroyuki Tokimatsu’s toolset – his clay, his glazing techniques – stem from Yamaguchi Prefecture’s classic Hagi style, his finished works reflect a freewheeling flourish unbound by any sense of tradition, and bring delight at a single glance.

 

Tokimatsu’s latest pieces even pull on the diverse culture of Los Angeles, where the artist occasionally works.


Tokimatsu was born in 1972 into a perfectly ordinary family in Nara Prefecture, central Japan. His parents picked up and moved the family to Ikeda, ōsaka Prefecture, shortly after his birth. He remained there until the end of high school.

 

Tokimatsu took to visual art from a young age, throwing himself into his art and drawing classes at school. It was in high school that the possibility dawned on him of attending a specialized art college after graduation. A vague affinity toward the image of himself as a designer called out to him, and so he headed for Kōbe Design University’s industrial design department.

 

His attitude toward the prospect took a turn, however, when he realized that his industrial design curriculum was steering him toward work at an ordinary company. Though Tokimatsu entertained the idea of dropping out after his second year, he reluctantly saw his education through, biding his time until his long-awaited graduation.

 

There was a bright spot in those years, however. Finding himself with nothing to do on his summer break from his third year of college, Tokimatsu hopped on a motorbike and headed north. Though he had no destination in mind, he found himself stopping time and time again in centers of sword making, carving, pottery, and other traditional craftsmanship. He appreciated the artistry in each, but found himself particularly pulled by ceramics.

 

Still charged from a summer of exploration, Tokimatsu met with a professor once back at school, expressing his desire to work with ceramics. By lucky chance, that professor was a graduate of the Yamaguchi College of the Arts. Through that introduction, Tokimatsu began auditing classes at the school’s ceramics department after graduation. As though the fog of his college years had lifted, Tokimatsu immediately felt light and free. He discovered that he enjoyed ceramics above all else, and once he set his sights on a career in the field, there was no turning back.

 

After a year auditing, Tokimatsu again called on his professor for assistance, and ended up with an apprenticeship under Ryūji Matsuno, a Hagi-ware artisan working in the city of Hagi itself. As is traditional, Tokimatsu lived with his master, filling his first two years on the job with cleaning, the mixing of clay, and other simple tasks. Though he had no time to create on his own during the workday, Tokimatsu had free reign of the workshop after hours. It was a formative period of unparalleled experimentation.

 

After learning the ropes, Tokimatsu set his eye on the pottery wheel. But his time had not yet come: two of his elder apprentices were on wheel duty during the day, and his technique still had some way to go. Because, as is typical in a Japanese apprenticeship, his master would not teach him directly, Tokimatsu had to learn on his own, and on his own time. He poured himself into the craft.

 

“I always made sure to put the pots I had thrown at night where my master could see them first thing in the morning,” Tokimatsu laughs. “I figured that if I could become more skilled on the wheel that the two who were in charge of it, I could take over.” It was only a matter of time.

 

Though his apprenticeship was originally set to last three years, Tokimatsu stayed on for five before moving to set up his own studio in Mine, Yamaguchi prefecture. He remains there to this day. Getting started was tough – things occasionally got so bad that Tokimatsu would have to trade plates for local farmers’ vegetables.

 

He eventually made ends meet by teaching pottery classes. His students soon swelled to 30, making it difficult to carve out time for his own work. But he kept plugging on, exhibiting his works here and there.

 

Tokimatsu’s fame has now grown: he regularly shows his works in department stores across Western Japan. Even shops trafficking in traditional Hagi-ware have praised his bold pieces, and his work is spreading across Japan.

 

Tokimatsu has even traveled to Los Angeles, California of late, visiting around once every two years to teach Japanese pottery to American students. He is reportedly in high demand. “My goal, of course, is to show people across the world the merits of Japanese pottery,” he says. “But it’s certainly also an excellent chance to reset myself – a change of pace.”

 

Pottery has truly become Tokimatsu’s life, in an almost literal sense. “If human’s don’t eat, they die. So it is with me and pottery – if I can’t work with clay, I can’t go on,” he says. It is exactly that passion that leaps from every pore in his works.


【Shipping method】

We use EMS(Express Mail Service). After we ship the product, it will take 3-10days to arrive at your place. You can track the parcel.

【Purchaser of the product must read the below condition carefully.】
  • We will not accept return/exchange of the product unless the products we sold have any damages or we shipped the wrong item. If we accept the return/exchange, the products must be complete and without any signs of having been used or damaged.
  • The product is carefully examined before shipping. However, in case there is any damage in the product, you should check the product within 7 days and report to us after receiving it (the days are calculated fromt the proven date of delivery). Otherwise, we will not be responsible for the damage, so please check the quantity, apparent condition, etc., when the product arrives.
  • The color of the product you will receive might look slightly different from the pictures you see in this web page. This is because depending on the amount of light when the picture was taken, the color in each picture might look different. Please understand, we will not accept return or make refund because of the above reasons.
  • We will not be responsible for any of the customs clearance and customs duty/tariff payment.
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