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ARTISANAL TEA UTENSILS & WARES

Hand Crafted by Masters

We pride ourselves on always offering the highest quality products. We scour Japan for true artisans with established history & pedigree, and up and coming artists with passion, vision and unique design. We hope our selection will add a level of tradition and appreciation to your ritual of preparing tea.

BAMBOO
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20th Generation Master
Tango Tanimura is the 20th generation of arguably the most famous Chasen making family in Japan. His family have been honing their craft for over 500 years.......
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20th Generation Master
Kubo Komakichi is spearheading the next generation of Chasen craftsmen and continuing a family legacy of over 500 years
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24th Generation Master
Master Craftsman Sabun Kubo is the 24th generation of his family to master the art of hand sculpting Chasen. Kubo san’s skills and family tradition have been recognised........
CERAMIC
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Ceramic Artist
Kouichi Osada is a ceramic artist from the Hiroshima area of Japan. After undergoing an intensive apprenticeship he opened his own ‘Chifulgama’ kiln....
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Ceramic Artist
Daisuke Mino is a talented young Artist. Graduating from the Traditional Arts School of Kyoto, he opened his own studio in Nara after a 6 year apprenticeship.
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Ceramic Artist
Shigeru Inoue is a Ceramic Artist from Tokoname, one of the most renowned pottery regions in Japan. Inoue-san’s style is organic and rustic....
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Ceramic Artist
Daisuke Utsumi is a talented ceramic artist from the city of Tatsuno in Hyogo, Japan. He specialises in hand painted patterns to create beautiful & unique pieces.....
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Ceramic Studio
Nankei is a family run Ceramic House in Yokkaichi City in Mie Prefecture. They specialise in ‘Bankoyaki’ style pottery, with their signature products being ‘Kyusu’ teapots.
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Ceramic Artist
Shun Ono's creates traditional Japanese wares with a modern take, using curves and linear sharp lines to produce products that blend functionality with tradition........
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Ceramic Artist
Kyuubei Sagara comes from a family of ceramic artists and started his own charcoal fired ‘Kayano’ kiln. He produces his own unique take on the traditional Shigaraki-yaki style.
METAL
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Artisanal Metalwork
Established in 1889, Torii Kanaami is a family business that have a long history making utensils for tea, and traditional Japanese cooking....
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Artisanal Metalwork
Yoshiko Sakamoto is a Metalwork and Accessories Artisan from the Akita region of Japan. She has produced these beautiful ‘Chasaji’ Tea Scoops for Koto Tea....
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Artisanal Metalwork
Tomomi Oguni's background is in landscape design, but her talents extend to metal accessories, building furniture and flower arrangement...
WOOD
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Artisanal Woodwork & Lacquerware
Gato Mikio is a family woodworking house with over 100 years of history, founded by Komakichi Gato in 1908. They are based in Yamanaka a heartland of arts & crafts.......
TEXTILES
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Silk Textiles
Kitamura Tokusai is a historic and iconic Artisanal producer, hand crafting traditional textiles for Chanoyu (The Way Of Tea or Tea Ceremony)....
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Dyeing & Textiles
Eriko specialises in a traditional Japanese dying technique called Katagami which uses intricate stencils made from Japanese ‘Washi’ paper...