Kakusho Kiln Chrysanthemum and Bush Clover Mikawachi Ware Cup
This magnificent porcelain cup, adorned with subtle paintings of chrysanthemums and bush clover, radiates serene elegance. A delightful touch awaits with every sip, thanks to the charming inner painting that whispers of nature's gentle beauty.
Crafted to perfection, the cup’s robust body is a testament to durability, ensuring it stands the test of time. Striking a balance between lavishness and simplicity, it epitomizes refined elegance.
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.
Perfect for your daily brew or a refreshing beverage, elevate your drinking experience with a touch of timeless sophistication.
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
- Dimension: D9.7cm(3.8in) x H7.5cm(3.0in)
- Capacity: 220ml(7.4oz)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
- Brand: Kakusho Kiln
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ABOUT KAKUSHYO 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.View more Items
ABOUT MIKAWACHI WARE
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.View more Mikawachi ware
I’ve had nothing but a lovely experience using this cup thus far. It’s actually quite large, even larger than I expected, so it can almost double as a small yogurt bowl or even small soup bowl! I particularly like it for sipping on bone broth. Beautiful design. Soft gentle blue color in real-life (photographs more like indigo color). Easy to hold and the rim is so smooth. Thanks, Musubi, for making Mikawachi ware more readily accessible.
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