Shirochibu Kutani Tea Set
This beautiful Japanese tea set is decorated with a traditional clematis pattern with small dots, "Shiroichibu", which is a painting technique that began in the Taisho era.
A skilled craftsman finishes each piece by hand to create a truly unique pattern; there are no two alike. It will create a blissful tea time at home.
The tea strainer is called a "Sasame" and is attached directly to the inside of the teapot. This allows the tea leaves to circulate easily inside the pot, making the tea more fragrant. This is especially suitable for drinking high quality Japanese tea.
The capacity is 355ml(12.0oz), which is enough to fill 2 teacups.
The simple shape of the spout is easy to wash.
You can create a more formal impression by combining it with this coaster.
Perfect for a special occasion when enjoying Japanese tea with family and guests, and also an amazing gift for your loved one.
This tea set, made by Japanese artisans using the traditional techniques of Kutani ware, is a design that will never go out of style and can be used for a long time.
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- Quantity: Set includes 1 tea pot and 2 cups(different size)
- Dimension: Cup[Bigger cup]D7cm(2.75in) x H8.5cm(3.34in)
- Capacity: Pot 355ml(12.0oz), Cup 190ml(6.4oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
Origin: Made in Japan
This style was developed in the Taisho era(1912-1926). Small dots in blue or white are applied to the colored background to create a special texture. A great deal of skill is required to make the dots the same size, evenly spaced, and the same color.
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.
It made a great gift for a couple and they loved it - brought them back to their travels in Japan, where they are from.