HAGI Japanese Tea Pot Shirahagi
The charms of Hagi ware's rough clay and rich, pockmarked surfaces, laced with cracks in the glaze, take on character and deeper tones with age and use. Its blushing, soft reddish and creamy white glazes, displaying the voluptuous warmth of living flesh, are often described in feminine terms.
In general, Hagi Yaki is not loudly decorated, and the simplicity of its materials and glazes are one of its strong points. The softness of Hagi Yaki means that it not only looks pleasant, but also feels that way too. And its low conductivity means it maintains the heat of foods and drinks such as hot tea, without itself becoming too hot.
Hagi yaki ware usually contains cracks, known as 'Kannyu', in its foundation. This gives it different properties of ventilation and water permeability to porcelain.
This type of Hagi yaki is called Shirahagi. The glazes used for Shirahagi are mainly straw ash and the item is black color before firing. Finishing color tends to depend on the type of cray. It may turn to blue-ish when red clay is used or soft pink when white colored daido-tsuchi is used. Very misterious!
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Please read How to Care Hagi Ware.
All our items are handmade individually, so color, shape and size may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 4.13 " x 4.13 " x 4.33 "
Capacity: 400 ml
Weight: 0.9 lb
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