This wonderful little glass vessel, that has the unique side handle like a kyusu, can be used both as a water cooler and a pitcher. It has a practical capacity of around 180ml/6oz.
We enjoy using this mainly as a pitcher because it showcases the colors of Japanese green tea wonderfully well. It can also help to resolve the problem of getting an unevenly distributed taste between teacups when pouring directly from a kyusu into more than one teacup. By pouring from your kyusu into this pitcher first, then into the teacups, it's easier to get a more evenly distributed taste between teacups.