Mogake Shiboridash Teapot

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Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style teapot was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The teapot was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

The set is intentionally made very small, holding just 60-80ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly and is tilted to whatever degree the brewer would like the gap to be to pour efficiently, eliminating the need for a filter basket. With perhaps the exception of deep steamed green tea, this tea set could also be used for other green teas.

About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

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    • Gewicht
      285 g
    • Art.-Nr.
  • Material
  • Clay Color
    Light Green
  • Infuser Screen
  • Locality/Style
  • Useful for
    Gyokuro, Light Steamed Green Tea, Single Servings
  • Size
    80 ml / 2.7 oz
  • Glazed
Customer reviews
Average rating:
4.93 (Votes: 15)
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  • Isaac Deavenport
    Mai 13, 2023, 09:55
    I love this thing so much. I've only recently gotten into tea and the shiboridash helps make an amazing tasting tea in perfect portions (especially if re-steeping two or three times) for one or two people.

    Every Saturday I make myself some of the Yame Gyokuro from O-Cha with this tea pot, and honestly it's sometimes the best part of my week.
  • AdaM R.
    Jan 6, 2020, 11:19
    Call this my selfish little teapot because i reserve it for my best senchas & gyokuro and you are left with enough liquid that fills a small tasting cup to its brim. the flavors you get from this pot arent as neutral as a straight ceramic or porcelain pot so expect more body and character from the mineral content. holds heat nicely to the point where i have to put this pot onto a ceramic coaster when pouring. pouring without doing this has burned me a few times. the pour spout is very well dialed in as pours are ultra smooth and steady and very little leaf material makes it out to your cup. aesthetics are superb. it sits on my counter as a show piece and most people ask out of curiosity as to what this is. it will enhance your loose leaf teas. highly recommend.
  • Graham
    Mär 26, 2019, 12:10
    This teapot is beautiful to look at. The lid fits perfectly inside the rim and it pours well. A true piece of art that I cannot recommend enough!
  • Mei
    Apr 29, 2016, 06:47
    Wonderful teaware to brew gyokuro and also to look at :)
  • Hee@@@@
    Apr 21, 2016, 18:38

    **Updated 21 April 2017
    I bought another 3 pieces for my other teas brewing ... this is a fabulous piece of art and tea vessel... cannot wait to brew oolong, pu er...and floral tea in it ...very well made and great size for 1 person usage
  • Elena Zakharova
    Apr 21, 2016, 11:53
    This shiboridashi is absolutely beautiful, the craftsmanship is unbelievable!
    I brew sencha and Japanese oolong in it. I even made smaller leaf Chinese green tea in it couple of times. Note that this one is relatively small, so you are getting only about 2 oz of tea out of it.
  • Brent Figol
    Feb 29, 2016, 07:47
    Very nice pot for making gyokuro. The look and quality are outstanding. The thin walls give it a real quality feel. The teapot is easy to use and the perfect size.

    I have either gyokuro or matcha every morning to get the nutrients of an ingested tea. After a couple infusions the shallow wide open design of this teapot makes it easy to extract the gyokuro for eating.

    Couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
  • Daniel James
    Aug 6, 2015, 13:02
    This little dish of a teapot is probably the most impressive looking one in my collection. The salt glazing process leaves an engrossing spiderweb effect that is hard to stop peering at. The grey/blue/earth tones combine with the general sheen to make it reminiscent of nothing so much as a Mirelurk shell. 

    Advantages: -Really good fit on the lid. Don't have to tilt it in the slightest to get a great pour.
    -Practical, makes a wonderful gyokuro. The walls are thin and don't suck up much heat, making an accurate steep easier.
    -Unglazed interior
    -Just a gorgeous little teapot 

    Disadvantages: No actual disadvantages, though it's worth nothing that the capacity is quite small on this one. Somewhere around 75ml. It's not for sharing gyokuro with many friends... Maybe one friend max. But that's part of the character of the pot and is not a criticism in the slightest.

Product questions

  • Erin Schreiber
    Mär 5, 2020, 06:51

    Hello, I wonder if you could please tell me how to care for this teapot, and how to clean it? I just received mine and I’m very excited to use it, however the instructions are in Japanese which unfortunately I don’t know how to read! Thank you very much, the teapot is beautiful!

    Kevin Moore
    Mär 5, 2020, 12:14


    All you have to do is simply rinse it in water and let it dry, that's it!

  • Yukari Naito-Deitch
    Jul 14, 2016, 05:46

    Do you have a Yuzamashi and cups to go with this Mogake teapot?

    Kevin Moore
    Jul 14, 2016, 14:53

    Unfortunately, we do not.

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