Orchid Pattern Flat Type 350ml Pure Hand-made Tokonameyaki Teapot by Shoryu, Sencha Kyusu
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Orchid Pattern Flat Type 350ml Pure Hand-made Tokonameyaki Teapot by Shoryu, Sencha Kyusu


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Made by Shoryu

Made in Japan

Size:About Height 8.2cm * Width 16.5cm * Radius 11cm 

Material:Pottery

Capacity:(Maximum)350ml

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 1720

America District(USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc) - JPY 2400

Oceanea District(Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Papua New Guinia, etc) - JPY 2400

Europe District(France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belguim, Poland, Russia, etc) - JPY 2600


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.



Shoryu


Shoryu
Wife of Shoryu who draws pictures on some of the teapots
Shoryu making teapots on the pottery wheel
The different parts of teapots just made
Shoryu making final check of teapot lid and body match
Shoryu adjusting teapot lid and body
Shoryu adjusting teapot lid and body
Wife of Shoryu preparing clay
The handles of teapot are being dried
Teapots being dried before going to kiln

 

Shoryu

Though Shoryu produces a variety of fine work, he is, more than anything, known for his impeccably thin, feather-light teapots, identifiable at a single touch. He is also the creator of the first Tenmoku-style teapot in Japan. Though ceramics in the Tenmoku style – a style of fine-grained glaze originating in China – are popular in Japan, Shoryu was able to develop a Tenmoku pattern uniquely suited to Japanese style teapots through years of trial and error. Intricate and refined, Shoryu’s Tenmoku patterns are delightful, both as art objects and practical tools.


Born in 1945 in Aichi Prefecture’s Tokoname City, Shoryu is the son of a potter who specialized in hibachi stoves. The third son of five children, his two older brothers are also active as teapot artisans.

Shoryu’s oldest brother inherited the title “Hokuryu” from his father, and his second brother took on the name “Sekiryu.” The derivation of Shoryu’s name, however, is a little more complex. Because he was born in the 20th year of the Showa period, his birth name – Shoji – incorporates the first character of “Showa” and the Chinese character meaning “two.” He grew to like the character “Sho” from his birth name, and so incorporated it into his professional name, Shoryu.

Shoryu began assisting his father in mixing the clay used in his pottery when he was in 4th grade, often working well into the night. By middle school, he was working during the day creating mesh strainers for his father’s teapots, and attending night school. “All of my neighbors would tell me, ‘it must be hard for you to work all day and study all night,’ but it was better than the other way around!” he says with a laugh.

Shoryu’s hard work during his childhood paid off when he began to take requests from clients for his lightweight teapots. In order to create those teapots, he had to singlehandedly develop both a ideal combination of clay and the technical skills required to make his pots lighter and thinner than any before. Even with his knowledge of many different types of clay, it took Shoryu three years of trial and refinement to discover the perfect blend.

Even with the perfect clay, however, Shoryu’s thin teapots can’t simply be made by anyone. “If you don’t work on the wheel every day, you forget the sensation of ‘getting it right,’ and you lose the ability to throw quality pots in no time at all. To make teapots this thin takes years of experience and practiced technical skill – it’s not as though anyone can make the pots if they have the clay,” he says.

In 2010, Shoryu perfected what has become his signature piece, the Tenmoku-style teapot. The Tenmoku style is a dream Shoryu has been chasing for over 40 years. “When I was a child, I used to look at the sun shining through a screen door onto a teapot and think, ‘I want to create that pattern,’” he says.

His first attempts at developing the pattern ended in failure. Even after taking a month off from his normal work to focus exclusively on the project and staying up all night to check on his pots in the kiln, he was unsatisfied with the results. His wife suggested that he quit, but he only redoubled his efforts.

“I’m always thinking up new ideas – I dream of making object so beautiful that they make people gasp. New concepts are everywhere – I even like looking for them in boring business programs on television,” Shoryu says with a grin.

Now that he is growing older, Shoryu is training his son as his successor, and the two frequently work together. His wife, too, is involved in the pottery world, paining designs and pictures onto the sides of teapots. Even though he is known throughout the art world for his lightweight teapots and Tenmoku glaze styles, however, Shoryu isn’t slowing down – who knows what his next project might be?

【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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