Tea & Coffee

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The Shop at Japan House London has drawn on Japan’s centuries-old tea tradition as well as its vibrant contemporary coffee culture, to curate a selection of products for your enjoyment. Browse different types of vessels and tools, from the unglazed kyusu teapot, the refined design of which emphasises the action of pouring, to the flannel drip coffee brewer, created using age-old Japanese craftsmanship.

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yumiko iihoshi porcelain

Kyu-su teapot size L (350ml), £95.00

Iihoshi Yumiko is a Tokyo-based ceramic artist and potter. After graduating from Kyoto Saga University of Arts, she launched a porcelain collection under her own name. Iihoshi focuses on the practical elements of mass production blended with the warmth of handcrafting, and collaborates with artisans from potteries across Japan to create original pieces.

The Kyu-su teapot is created in collaboration with Nankei Ceramics, a pottery studio with a long tradition of manufacturing Banko-yaki (Banko ware) in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. This style of pottery uses unglazed purple clay which undergoes a long firing process. Unglazed, yet nonporous, the teapot has a built-in strainer for easy enjoyment of loose leaf teas.

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yumiko iihoshi porcelain

ReIRABO soba choko (cup) S, £21.00 each

The ReIRABO series is the result of Iihoshi Yumiko’s experiments with modernising the irabo glaze, which has historically been used to create textured ceramics with a unique uneven finish. The Irabo pottery tradition was first introduced to Japan from Korea in the late 16th and early 17th centuries CE and use of irabo-ware was particularly popular during tea ceremony when its texture could be contemplated and appreciated. The ReIRABO soba choko is a small porcelain cup and though its name suggests it should be used for soba (buckwheat) noodles, the simple design and small size make it a perfect vessel for drinks like tea or sake. Each cup is hand-finished meaning there may be subtle variations.

Size: 6cm (h) x 7cm (w)

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OIGEN

OIGEN Maromi Arare Teapot
0.65L £132.00

OIGEN was founded in 1852 by Oikawa Genjuro in Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture. The foundry began by making cast iron kettles in Nambu Tekki – the style of ironware specific to the region of Iwate – and crafted to endure frequent use in the harsh winter climate of the Tōhoku region. Today, OIGEN artisans handcraft a range of ironware, designed to last a lifetime. Find out more about OIGEN and their craft in our Story.

To prevent rust, the interior of each cast iron teapot is coated with enamel. OIGEN teapots are intended for brewing tea and a separate kettle must be used for boiling water. Clean gently with water to avoid stripping away the enamel coating.

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Fuji Royal

NELCCO Nel Brewer £340.00

Japan’s largest coffee machine manufacturer, Fuji Kouki Inc. (est. 1955) is responsible for the meticulously crafted coffee machines and coffee related products which continue to be launched and sold under the Fuji Royal brand. Fuji Royal coffee machines are assembled to exceptionally high standards, offering customers products that are durable and become seasoned with each use.

Fuji Royal’s NELCCO Nel Brewer is a flannel drip coffee brewer, crafted in Tsubame-Sanjo, the metalworking area in Niigata Prefecture. Coffee is brewed using the pour-over method, filtered through a cotton flannel filter, which gives this product the ‘Nel’ part of its name. Enjoy a smooth, rich, less acidic coffee.

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