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Japan KUTANI HANEUSAGI Moon Rabbit Tea Pot

$ 56.00
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The exquisitely colorful Kutani porcelain comes from the region between Kanazawa and Kagaonsen, in Ishikawa prefecture, the former domains of Kaga and Daishoji. 

The cutest moon rabbits teapot is crafted from fine Japanese porcelain, the colors and mellow harmony of this teapot set the tone for a moment of gourmet pleasure. 

Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture.  Green tea is the most common type of tea and consumed at any point of the day. Match green tea is also the central element of the Japanese tea ceremony. 

Green tea has a lot of health benefits that you will find in various articles these days.  As well as it's good for your body it also helps you relaxed and appreciate the family tea time after meals.  It's one of the beautiful oriental traditions.

The history of Kanazawa Kutani-ware starts in 1807 when ceramist Mokubei Aoki was invited to Kanazawa by the Kaga Clan from Kyoto. After his establishment of a kiln in Mount Kasuga, Kanazawa Kutani-ware developed sporadically, each distinctive period reflecting the atmosphere of the times in which it was produced.

Urbanized and slightly high-graded among the other Kutani-ware, Kanazawa Kutani-ware now is made using electric or gas kiln centering around Kanazawa.

Traditionally, Kutani is known for its bright, five-colored (blue, navy blue, yellow, purple, and red) over-glaze patterns, but today much broader variety of color is used, moreover more ceramists tends to make good use of the soil color itself rather than using the bright colors.


Process of Kutani-ware


Quarrying Out Stones
quarry out potter's stone
grind the stone into fine earth.
soak the earth in water to remove floating material, such as iron.
Sucking up and Softening
suck up extra water to soften the clay.
remove air inside the clay which causes cracks and strains.
form with potter's wheel.
form with molding.
Drying and Finishing
put pedestal and knob.
finish brim.
Unglazed firing
fire it at 800 degrees centigrade for 8 hours.
Preliminary drawing
draw an outline with "Sometsuke-gosu"
(dark blue paint) made of cobalt oxide.
enamel the surface of pottery.
Glazed firing
fire at 1300 degrees centigrade for more than 15 hours.
draw hairline with Gosu.
paint with five color paints.
fire between 800 and 1000 degrees centigrade.
Firing for gold and silver
paint gold and silver and fire at 400 degrees centigrade.


Referenced from City of Kanazawa website


The Moon rabbit in folklore is a rabbit that lives on the moon, based on pareidolia or an image that identifies the markings of the moon as a rabbit. The story exists in many cultures, prominently in Asia.  The moon rabbit is also popular in Japan. In Japan, he poundsmochi (餅), or rice cakes in his pestle. In Japanese the rabbit in the moon is known as "Tsuki no Usagi".  Also in Japan is the mid-autumn, or Jugo-ya, festival where people gather to watch the full moon and children sing a song about the moon rabbit called "Usagi", or "Rabbit".

Supplied with stainless-steel strainer.


Capacity: 360ml
Weight: 0.88 lb


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