Aka/Chairo Tonbo Tetsubin 0.5L


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This bright red tetsubin has a pattern of dragonflies, called tonbo in Japanese. The dragonfly, an emblem of summer, is a popular motif in Asian art. It is sometimes known as the typhoon-fly, owing to the presence of the insect in large numbers before a storm. The Chinese believe that the insects are excited and impregnated by the wind.

This Iwachu teapot collaboration highlights two tombo on either side of the teapots that face each other, ready to take flight. The concentric rings on the teapot symbolize ripples of water, and the placement of the handle protruding from the bodies of the tombo represent the insects being lifted from the pools of water.

6-1/8" diameter by 2-3/4" height
16 ounces capacity
  • Model: 480-723

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 16 July, 2006.