Table Setting #63
Take a Break With Sencha Green Tea While Listening to The Sound of Rain

Warm up with a cup of fine Sencha green tea accompanied by a playful teacup from Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln.

Why don't you have a cup of tea with the original Arita ware porcelain, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln. ?

Tea and sweets are placed on a Magewappa tray made by Odate Kougeisha. This gives a refreshing impression perfect for early summer.
I used indigo, green, and light brown as the theme colors to achieve a coordinated look.

For the tea cup, I chose one with a rabbit painted on it by the Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln. The drawing is so vibrant that the rabbit seems to really jump out of the cup. A crescent moon is also drawn on the inside of the cup.In the foreground, a small plate made by the Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln is placed on a bamboo saucer, and a cute bun is placed on top. It is not only used as a sauce plate, but also looks nice to put some sweets on it.In the back, a Hirota Glass sake cup is used instead of a dessert bowl to put "Mizuyokan (sweet jelly)" on top. The Edo Kiriko cut glass on the bottom shines elegantly and gives a gorgeous impression. 

The teapot is from the Fukuhou Kiln, with a delicate and elegant Tokusa pattern. Its large capacity makes it perfect for a tea party for several people. The unique shape and pattern give it a strong presence and accentuate your table setting.

I folded a napkin in the theme color green and set the forks on it.

This lacquered fork is made by Yatsuyanagi, a manufacturer of cherry bark work from Akita Prefecture, decorated with cherry blossom motifs.

Although small in size, it fully conveys the charm of Akita cherry bark work. It is the perfect item to bring traditional craftsmanship into your daily life.

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Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln Moon Rabbit Arita Japanese Teacup

This is a Japanese teacup by Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln, a brand by the descendant of Yi Sam-pyeong. Molded on the potter's wheel, with handpainted of the rabbit hopping around on the crater-like spots of the moon has an indescribably lovely atmosphere that soothes the hearts of those who see them.

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The Beauty of Early Imari Preserved by the Pottery Founder, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln

Brought back to Japan 400 years ago by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea, ceramic master Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) was instrumental in the breakthrough of Japanese ceramics technology and introduced the beautiful white porcelain production method to Arita by enthusiastic cross-border research.

Over time, in the present day, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong)'s descendant, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong)14, has revived "Early Imari" the oldest style of Arita Ware, by studying the Izumiyama porcelain ore that was discovered by the first generation.

Reviving the lost techniques and styles of early Arita Ware porcelain in today's world, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln's products have a unique style, with a simplicity and wabi-sabi feeling that sets them apart from other Arita Ware. The balance between the bluish, translucent texture of the porcelain body and the beauty of the margins in the Sometsuke (underglaze) painting will give the piece a remarkable presence in any contemporary dining space.

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