Kakusho Kiln Chrysanthemum and Bush Clover Mikawachi Ware Japanese Teacup

JPY ¥6,000

Only 13 pieces in stock!

This splendid and paper-light Japanese teacup from Kakusho Kiln is a fine piece of traditional Sometsuke blue and white porcelain. The sunlight filters through the soft, delicate translucence of the teacup’s thin white porcelain. It is elegantly crafted yet durable.

The design features flowers of chrysanthemum and bush clover, which invite a serene and sublime state of mind. You can fit this charming cup in your hand and feel the coolness and thinness of Mikawachi ware. Enjoy the hand-painted flowers in gentle blue shades.

The shades of blue display 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. 

This charming cup can be used for your tea or sake. Your drinking experience will certainly become more refined with this heartwarming fine piece of hand-painted porcelain. You can also adorn it near a window or on a shelf, and observe warm sunlight piercing through its fine porcelain layer.

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
  • DimensionD6.0cm(2.4in) x H5.0cm(2.0in)
  • Capacity: 60ml(2oz)
  • 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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