Shiboridashi (literally "squeeze out") teapot is like a houhin (literally, "treasure cup", a small kyusu tea pot without a handle used for brewing gyokuro or high-quality sencha).
This particular shiboridashi teapot made by Shigaraki-yaki potter Sawa Houzan is very unique for not having a strainer, unlike most kyusu (teapot) found in Japan. Instead, the slits near the spout function as a strainer, keeping the brewed tea leaves in the pot and pouring out only the liquid.
All the details are handmade, a work that is made possible only by Sawa-san's expert craftsmanship. The glaze is applied in the kanyu style (crackle) to create a network of fine cracks that will age through staining as you use the pot (the unglazed portions of the pot will also age by staining). Enjoy the simple and elegant ware that will offer you a new experience of tea brewing.
Holds 5.1oz Do not microwave of put in dishwasher