A refined Japanese teacup with paper thin walls and exceptional detailing.
The outside of the teacup remains unglazed and is decorated with a simple bamboo shoot pattern which continues onto the base and is picked up when held to the light. The design takes strong influence from the traditional Shoji paper screens of Japan and shares the same understated beauty.
This cup comes in two sizes, small and medium.
Size small: φ 70 × height 70 mm (200 ml capacity)
Size medium: φ 80 × height 80 mm (270 ml capacity)
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A small Banko-Yaki clay tea set with elegant dew drop form and glazed finish, making for a tactile tea drinking experience.
These pieces are made by family run ceramics studio Fujisou Seitoujou, under the direction of 4th generation potter Kenji Fujii
Available in a range of colours.
Teapot and single cup included
Teapot - 12 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm, 100ml capacity
Tea cup - 6 cm x 4cm, 50ml capacity
Made in Mie Prefecture, Japan
Hagi Yaki originated as pottery produced at the Hagi Domain Kiln. A pottery that has a rich history of over 400 years. Now Hagi is an association of ceramic artisans producing beautiful hand made tea ware using traditional techniques. Each Hagi Yaki item goes through a 14 step process, including high temperature firing which changes the colour of the pottery.
These cups are made by ceramic artist Hironobu Ogawa. He uses traditional Hagi techniques with a new approach, by crafting the cups from Hagi red soil and adapting the traditional white glaze to give the cups a bubbling quality. The results are said to be patterns that resemble white lava formations on red soil.
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