Kakusho Kiln Karako Mikawachi Ware Japanese Teapot 220 ml (7.4 oz)

JPY ¥14,000

Only 5 pieces in stock!

This delightful teapot is beautifully adorned with blue karako drawings, depicting playful Chinese-style paintings of children on white porcelain. The lively karako motifs, skillfully hand-drawn, extend from the lid to the body, infusing the teapot with a sense of joy and whimsy. These charming child depictions enhance the luminous white porcelain, lending a serene and endearing presence to the piece.

The handle is curved, fitting comfortably in your fingers as you appreciate the cool and smooth texture of the porcelain. The harmony of thin yet durable white porcelain with the gentle and delicate blue shades is evident in this piece, characteristic of the lightweight and finely crafted Mikawachi ware.

The shades of blue display an exquisite gradation, painted carefully by skilled craftspeople using brushes soaked in cobalt pigment. This technique allows the dye to flow naturally onto the porcelain, "sinking" into the clay to create a gentle and soft shade of blue. The outlines of the karako are drawn with swift precision and care, using soft and fine brushes to trace the contours of the children's figures and their playful surroundings.

This teapot elevates your tea-drinking experience, making it more elegant and heartwarming. The shine of white porcelain combined with the captivating karako paintings create a serene and delightful atmosphere.

Kakusho Kiln, one of the prestigious kilns of the Hirado Domain, values the elegant balance between white porcelain and fine blue paintings. Their craftspeople excel in using the gentle shades of blue characteristic of Mikawachi ware, enhancing its presence with the beauty of white porcelain and the charming Karako motifs.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: L 14 cm (5.5 in) x W 11.5 cm (4.5 in) x H 7.5 cm (3.0 in)
  • Capacity: 220 ml (7.4 oz)
  • 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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