Yuzamashi Yamane is new Hagi ware piece crafted by Seigan Yamane and features his trademark 'Seigan Blue' glaze. It is presented in a traditional kiri-bako wood box with a printed artist bio.
Craft-made Japanese teas deserve a subtle hand to achieve the perfect balance of flavours and using the ideal water temperature is crucial to this end.
The Yuzamashi is the traditional vessel used to aid in cooling the water to the desired temperature. Fill your kyusu or small teapot with boiled water and let sit until the ceramic has absorbed some heat then pour the water into your yuzamashi. Transfer the portioned tea leaves to the kyusu and fill with the water from the yuzamashi. The water should be around 80C (176F) when these steps are followed.
length 12.5cm ◎ width 9.8cm ◎ height 6cm
Seigan Yamane, born 1952 in Hagi, Yamaguchi, pursued a career in Karate and established a Karate school, which he is still master of, before pursuing a life in pottery in 1987. He is famous for developing the 'Seigan Blue' Hagi glaze.
He established his own kiln, Kousaian, in 1990 after taking part in the Hagi-yaki Festival. Since then, he has held several exhibitions and taken part in the festival many times. Seigan Yamane is originally known as a famous potter of Hagi-yaki, but has recently started making Raku-yaki too.
CARING FOR YOUR TEA WARE : All craft-made ceramic and porcelain tea ware should be treated with more care than you would your daily dinnerware, which can stand the abuse of dishwashers and aggressive detergents. Make it a habit to rinse with fresh water and dry your tea ware immediately after use. Avoid letting tea remain in your cups or bowls for extended periods as more porous glazes and even porcelain will allow stains to develop. Our Samadoyo pieces are made from tough borosilicate glass and will stand being cleaned in the dishwasher.