Blue On-glaze Side Handle Teapot
Collector : Lulu
During our Nagoya trip last autumn, we wanted to take that opportunity to attend a tea ceremony workshop that was held there. Due to last minute flight ticket booking, all flights were fully booked on the tea ceremony workshop dates. We had no choice but to postpone our trip to one week later.
Whenever we go on vacation, we would spend a long time at the local pottery shops admiring the local pottery crafts.
We found this Arita-yaki side handle teapot in a local shop. The shop is managed by an elderly lady and her daughter-in-law. As it is a very small shop, I was advised by the elderly lady to leave my bag and coat aside upon entering the shop. To avoid knocking down any pottery items that are on display in the shop, I browsed around the shop cautiously.
It was love at first sight when I saw this side handle teapot in the shop. The teapot is coated with blue onglaze and the golden knob on the teapot cover had added a touch of elegance to the teapot. Without a second thought, I bought this teapot.