Name: katakuchi kuro
Region: Arita, Saga prefecture
suggested use: tea server, water cooler
Dynamic blush stroke on the simple charcol arita ware with twisted spout immediately caught my attention, and had to get it for my fragrant teas I got from innovative tea makers on this trip. I pour fresh brew out of the pot back into this katakuchi to serve. The wide open bowl will release abundant natual scent of icho tea to the guests, yet preserves enough in the bowl with the curved tip. Beautiful yet useful tool.