Kokuzou Kiln Sakura Blossom Kutani Yunomi Japanese Teacup
The unique Japanese teacup features lovely cherry blossoms against a Turkish blue sky. The scene is composed of small cherry blossoms in white and pink, with green leaves interspersed in the gaps between the flowers, making the entire picture more vivid and vibrant. With its distinctive shape, it suggests the beauty of spring and nature.
The pink and blue teacups employ a special coloring technique. During the cooling process after the ceramics are removed from the kiln, variations in the contraction rates of the surface glaze and the ceramic body in the air result in intricate patterns resembling ice cracks on the surface of the ceramics. Just as spring arrives, warming the weather and causing winter's ice to slowly melt and crack, the camellia flowers also begin to bloom. This creates a dynamic imagery on the otherwise static cup walls, allowing us to glimpse the arrival of spring.
Kokuzou Kiln, known for gentle and warm stoneware with beautiful colors and elegant design, continue to create everyday tableware into something more special. This craftsmanship, known as Kutani ware, has been highly popular since the Meiji era (1868 CE – 1912 CE), both domestically and internationally.
This uniquely round shape is not only charming but also easy to use. It fits well in the hand as skilled craftsmen design and mold the shape of the stoneware by potter's wheel to match the painting.
Pour freshly brewed coffee or tea and enjoy a special teatime with this beautiful teacup.
The size 320ml cup is ideal for a leisurely cup of tea.
See more items from our Kokuzou Kiln collection for a more unified and elegant table setting.
You may find small pink spots known as gohonde on the surface of this item. The iron in the material creates natural spots after being fired in the kiln. The appearance of gohonde actually expresses that the item has been properly fired, and its precious beauty is highly regarded amongst craftsmen.
Please enjoy the beauty of gohonde as a unique feature of this item.
- Dimension: D 10 cm(3.9 in) x H 8.5 cm(3.5 in)
- Capacity: 320 ml(10.8 oz)
- Material: Stoneware - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Kokuzou Kiln
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ABOUT KOKUZOU KILN
Their atelier is located at the foot of the historic Kokuzo mountain in the traditional land of Kutani.
It requires about three weeks to make a tableware out of clay through multiple processes. They spare no effort in their work, paying great attention to every detail.
Unlike manufactured products, each piece of tableware is handmade and sold in an integrated process, so that the warmth of the earth and the heart of the craftsman reside in each piece.
"Warmth of handmade pottery"
The Kokuzou Kiln uses the traditional techniques of Kutani ware to make a modern and new style of Kutani ware.
Their products are exclusively handcrafted and hand-painted, characterized by unique shapes, innovative and colorful designs.
The core of the brand's manufacturing is to create products that are pleasing to the eye, enjoyable to use, and whose presence enriches people's lives. They are committed to manufacturing with the belief that their pottery will be close to their customers and bring color and comfort to their daily lives and dining tables.
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.
Absolutely awesome!!! I had to buy another.
I absolutely love it!