Hanazume Kutani Yunomi Japanese Teacup Pair
This is a pair of lidded Japanese teacups decorated with hanazume, a style characterized by a surface lavishly filled with flowers. Hanazume is one of the most notable designs of Kutani ware, a style that has been handed down since the Taisho period (1912–1926).
Colorful flowers adorn the entire body and the lids of the teacups, complemented by gold trimmings, lending a timeless elegance and sophistication. As each piece is individually crafted, slight variations in the finish may be present, highlighting their unique charm.
These lidded teacups are perfect for entertaining guests as the lids keep the tea from cooling too quickly. For casual occasions, relish relaxed tea moments with friends and family using these cups without their lids. These cups are versatile, suitable not only for Japanese green tea or hojicha roasted tea but also for a variety of beverages like coffee and black tea.
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- Quantity: 2 cups
Dimension: [Bigger Cup] D 8 cm (3.1 in) × H 10 cm (3.9 in)
/ [Smaller Cup] D 7.5 cm (3.0 in) × H 9 cm (3.5 in)
- Capacity: Bigger Cup 190 ml (6.4 oz) / Smaller Cup 140 ml (4.7 oz)
- Material: Porcelain- Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
Hanazume is a traditional technique of Kutani Ware. This style was introduced in 1913 by Shiro Mizuta, a skillful craftsperson in Kanazawa. A floral decoration covers the entire surface of the item, and is meticulously outlined with gold paint. This style epitomizes the stunning beauty of Kutani ware.
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About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.
I don’t think I will use them often, they are pieces of art. I prefer displaying them instead.