Hakusan Porcelain Mayu Teapot
The name “mayu” comes from the Japanese word for cocoon. This particular handmade porcelain teapot with light blue glaze is inspired from the shape of a silkworm cocoon, known for its strength despite its simple, delicate style. The upright handle, removable lid and built-in porcelain sieve near the base of the spout makes for easy steeping and pouring, and its size is large enough to serve your favorite tea to several guests at a time. Mayu teacups are sold separately.
Some careful assembly required. See "Care Instructions."
Base to top of lid - 5.5” H x 6.5" D
Base to top of handle - 8.5" H x 6.5" D
Capacity - 32 oz.
Hakusan Porcelain was founded in 1779 in Hasami, a town with a storied reputation for generations of skilled ceramic craftsmen. After the Second World War, Hakusan enlisted renowned post-war designer Masahiro Mori, who focused on “forms for daily use, and to create pieces for production in the factory so that many people can appreciate and enjoy,” leading to their simple and elegant mid-century aesthetic. Now, Hakusan is Japan’s leading producer of porcelain dishware and household items with dozens of accolades to their name including “Good Design” and “Long Life Design” awards.
May be slight variation in the glaze and the grain in the bamboo handle.
Bamboo handle assembly instructions:
Slide the two small woven bands up to the middle of the handle to release handle hooks.
Slightly unfold each hook on the handle. Be careful to not move too quickly or too forcefully to prevent the bamboo from fracturing.
Slide one hook through the front loop of the pot.
Slide the remaining hook through the back loop of the pot.
Carefully pinch each hook to secure onto the loops.
Slide the two small woven bands back over the hooks.