Sake + Shochu Talk

This Hausu (House) Teapot is homey as it is functional. It fits a full 27oz, housing plenty of tea for two. This teapot reminded us of the cat in the horror movie Hausu for its bulbous silhouette.

The Heritage Collection was originally made for the American market in the 1960s, but never made it stateside. For over 50 years, the ceramics were stored in the small city of Toki in Gifu Prefecture. It was fate that we met the owner of Kenzan Ceramics when visiting Toki City, who told us about these forgotten pieces that his father made.

This teapot exhibits traditional Japanese glazing techniques and subtle color combinations that are earthy and retro at the same time.

We recommend hand washing this teapot. Stainless steel strainer is included. The handle comes detached and can be easily inserted by bending the material. Glazes are lead free.

Features:

  • Capacity: 27 oz
  • Dimensions: 7.5”W x 5.5”H
  • Material: Ceramic with stainless steel strainer, handle made of wisteria vines
  • Made in Gifu, Japan