[New Item] Susumuya's Teapot
Susumuya was founded in 2012 by Mr. Kotaro Shinbara, who was born in a long-established wholesale store in Satsuma that has been engaged in the tea industry for generation after generations. He is a grandson of Mr. Nijiro Shinbara who's known as the "Father of Kagoshima Tea".
This teapot is made only "to draw out the taste of Japanese tea to the full and to make delicious teas," the primary purpose for all teapots. Designed by Mr. Masanori Oji.
The base of the teapot is made big as to allow Japanese tea to easily spread, while the height of the teapot is designed to be low so that women users could effortlessly squeeze out the tea. The beautiful form without any waste would surely stand close to the users' life.
All parts of the teapot, including the mouth, the cover, and the handle, are made by Mr. Tatsuo Umehara using hand-potter's-wheel. The teapot is unglazed, and it produces a soft black color, rather close to brown color, a color produced only by red stoneware. The tea incus traction coats the teapot through many uses, gradually turning the color unto a profound black. The side opposite to the mouth has a cut as to allows users to easily throw away the used tea leaves.