Kakusho Kiln Flower and Bird Mikawachi Ware Mug Cup

JPY ¥20,000

An exquisite porcelain mug cup adorned with a captivating dance of birds and flowers, rendered in calming blue tones that evoke a sense of tranquility.

It displays an exquisite gradation, painted carefully by skilled craftspeople using brushes soaked in cobalt pigment, allowing the dye to flow naturally onto the porcelain. The dye "sinks" into the clay creating a gentle and soft shade of blue. The outlines are drawn swiftly with precision and care using soft and fine brushes along the contours of the flowers and leaves. 

The interior, with its refined painting of leaves, further complements the external design, striking a harmonious balance between the pristine white and serene blue. Not only is the visual appeal unmatched, but the cup's unique and elegant handle design ensures a comfortable grip. 

Crafted for durability, this cup promises to be a timeless companion for your cherished beverage moments.

Mikawachi, located in the current Nagasaki Prefecture, is a historical region known for its Sometsuke porcelain ware. Historically, its kilns served the lordship of the Hirado Domain. Compared to Arita ware, Mikawachi ware's Sometsuke features a softer, gentler shade of blue, renowned for its intricately detailed paintings.

Kakusho Kiln is one of the prestigious kilns that served the lordship of Hirado Domain, and values the elegant beauty and gracefulness in the balance between white porcelain and fine blue paintings. Their craftspeople are skilled in the use of the gentle shades of blue characteristic of Mikawachi ware, and enhances its presence with the beauty of white porcelain.


  • Quantity: 1
  • DimensionD8.5cm(3.3in) x H8cm(3.1in)
  • Capacity: 220ml(7.4oz)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
  • Brand: Kakusho Kiln


A historically presitigious kiln which used to serve the lordship of Hirado Domain in the Edo Period (1600 CE-1867 CE). Kakusho Kiln has passed on the traditional art of Blue and White for more than 300 years.The light-weight and elegant porcelain smooth to the touch. The soft and gentle shade of blue kind to the eye. 

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Mikawachi Ware, also known as Hirado Ware, is a pottery made in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Known for its translucent white porcelain, it was highly popular in Europe during the trend toward Japanese crafts in the West in the 20th century. Mikawachi Ware is remarkable for its delicate modeling techniques that push the limits of porcelain, such as openwork and relief carving, and for its beautiful painting that looks like a single piece of art.

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