Handcrafted teacup: 160ml (5.63fl oz) diameter: 3.54inches (9cm) height: 2.95inches (7.5cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi
Mr. Tohan Dobuchi was born in 1980 and is the fourth Tohan. The first Tohan Dobuchi opened Tohan Kiln at 1922. Now's Tohan Dobuchi succeeded the fourth at 2011. The third Tohan's art was full of creative energy, as he was naturally inquisitive and enjoys exploring new techniques and designs every day.
This Yunomi is a traditional design pattern but it feels modern and new to us even in this day and age. In this traditional technique, he doesn't paint in the white plum blossoms, he instead paints the background in red. In this way, he gives depth to his artwork, which is a main theme of his work.
This Yunomi has a unique shape. We call this Yunomi's shape 'Tama-Yunomi'. 'Tama' means 'ball' in Japanese. You may think this Yunomi is not easy to use to drink green tea, but once you try this Yunomi, you'll know it is really quite comfortable, pleasant and lovely to hold in your hands.
The Yunomi is also painted on the inside. Mr. Dobuchi's work is very thorough and well-made.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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