Black Grass Pattern Sencha Kyusu 240cc, Pure Hand-made by Yutaka Tsuzuki, Japanese Green Tea 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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Black Grass Pattern Sencha Kyusu 240cc, Pure Hand-made by Yutaka Tsuzuki, Japanese Green Tea Teapot




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Made by Yutaka Tsuzuki

Made in Japan

Size:About Height 8.1cm * Width 14.9cm * Radius 9.2cm 

Material:Pottery

Capacity:(Maximum)240ml

Package:  Paper Box

 

Shipping Cost   (It might differ from the real EMS shipping rate)

Asia District (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Macau, China, etc.) - JPY 1880

America District(USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc) - JPY 2600

Oceanea District(Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Papua New Guinia, etc) - JPY 2600

Europe District(France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belguim, Poland, Russia, etc) - JPY 2800

 

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.

Return/exchange and refund

    • 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.



Yutaka Tsuzuki


Yutaka Tsuzuki
Yutaka Tsuzuki working on the pottery wheel
Inka stamps
Box filled with inka stamps
Pressing inka stamps on the cup

Yutaka Tsuzuki

 

Featuring delicate pressed-flower patterns on a base of smooth, fine-grained grey clay, Tsuzuki Yutaka’s teapots are truly devoid of any excess, and their simplicity throws their subdued elegance into high relief.

 

Tsuzuki was born in 1972 in Tokoname City, and is a teapot artisan by blood – his father is the famed Tsuzuki Seihō. However, Tsuzuki Yutaka showed absolutely no interest in pursuing ceramics when he was a child, and his father did little to persuade the young Yutaka to follow him in his own career.

 

Instead, Tsuzuki initially pursued interior design at a specialized design college, after studying in the field throughout his high school years in Tokoname. Though he was unable to immediately land a job in his field after graduation, Tsuzuki’s resolve to work in interior design grew ever stronger, and his interest in ceramics remained nil, until an acquaintance suddenly talked him into the field: “Why don’t you try pottery?” he said. “You’ll never really know how you feel about it until you give it a shot.”

 

With that, Tsuzuki switched courses, resolving to make an attempt at a career in ceramics. He left his job, and announced his intention to his father, who rejected the idea without a second thought, saying, “there’s no way you could make it!”

“Now that I think about it, he might have been trying to goad me into the field,” laughs Tsuzuki. “He knew me well.”

 

Though Tsuzuki spent a year studying at a ceramics workshop in Tokoname, his instructors refused to teach him how to work on the pottery wheel, instead telling him to “go learn from your father.” After finishing the yearlong course without gaining any practical pottery experience, Tsuzuki moved to Kyoto, where he apprenticed himself to Morisato Toraku, a master of Kiyomizu-yaki, that is, pottery that is produced in the vicinity of Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple and which is often vibrantly colored.

 

During his apprenticeship, Tsuzuki poured his energy into studying various techniques on the pottery wheel, and his skills rapidly improved. Morisato is well known for his use of pressed-flower patterns in his work, and it is through his apprenticeship that Tsuzuki developed his own pressed-flower style visible in his work today.

 

Though Tsuzuki intended to continue his apprenticeship for ten years, his mother’s health began to deteriorate six years in, and, at 31, he returned to Tokoname and set up his own workshop. After numerous attempts at various styles, Tsuzuki seems to have settled on his most popular style – a pressed-flower pattern on a rich grey base.

 

In 2006, Tsuzuki founded the Japanese Association of Ceramics Therapists, the first group in Japan to teach pottery to the elderly as a form of therapy. Because it requires fine motion in the fingertips, work with pottery has been recognized worldwide for its ability to prevent deterioration of the nerves. Through the JACT, Tsuzuki is leading the charge to spread this type of therapy throughout Japan.

 

Tsuzuki has worried for the welfare of the elderly since he was a child. “Ever since I was little,” he says, “it’s pained me to watch the elderly making their way perilously across the street. I would often take them by the hand and lead them across.”

 

“I’ve always wanted to help people. If I were smarter, I would have been a doctor, and if I were stronger, a fireman. But even though all I can do well is ceramics, I want to at least use those skills to help out my elders,” he explains.

 

Perhaps this same kindness suffuses Tsuzuki’s teapots, in their soft and soothing simplicity.

 


【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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