There are 10 different techniques making Tokoname Kyusu:

itome (ITOME)
Using a soft brush rolls spirally on rotary clay surface to create sensitive thin lines impression. The texture also creates a non-slip effect.
tobikanna (TOBIKANNA)
Using a springy chisel, which made of iron or bamboo, hops and plunges against rotary clay surface to create a distinctive pattern and texture on the teapot.
kushime (KUSHIME)
Using combs portray the straight lines or curved lines on the surface. It is an old adding ornament technique, which appeals to be the heart of Japanese decorative method from the era of Japanese ancient Jomon pottery.
haiyu (HAIYU)
It is the most basic glaze that made from ash of the tree & the straw. It changes in various colors with the component, and temperature.
Wrapping the unglazed clay surface with algae when burns the teapot in kiln. The salt from algae oxidizes with the clay and makes burned patter on the pot surfaces.
yohen (YOHEN)
The most common technique used on Tokoname teapot. The clay is buried in chaff during the firing process & cause a change of pot surface into matt bronze finish which looks like made of metal rather than clay.
notawutsu (NOTAWUTSU)
Using mud (Nota) cloth pounds on teapot & lets the mud attached onto the surface. It careates an attractive pine tree-like or rough wood skin texture.
inka (INKA)
The various patterns on teapot surface are pressed by artist carved wooden model before the clay drying.
hori (HORI)
The pattern of four seasons, grass flower, birds or small characters are carved by skillful experienced sculptor.
nerikomi cut (NERIKOMI CUT)
Mixing several clays on potter's wheel with varied spinning speed & pressure creates different patterns. Combining with cuts on the surface makes the design look more complex & unique.



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