Handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml (6.34fl oz), diameter: 3.94inches (10.0cm) height: 2.76inches (7.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori at Shunzan Kiln
This is a multi-use cup suitable for use as a tea cup as well as a matcha bowl. HANA of this name means flower, and KIKOH means journey or travel in Japanese. As the name expresses, this is one of HANA KIKOH series which are composed of 12 flowers of the Japanese four seasons.
This is large size for a Yunomi teacup, and can be held with both hands. The teacup rim is beautifully flared open. The curve at the mouth not only brings vivid accent to the form but also fulfills a role to enhance the tea flavor when your mouth touches the Yunomi. The shape from the base to the middle is ample. Artisan flourishes include a fine woodwheel pattern and carved wavy linear pattern on the side. This brings a modern accent to the atmosphere.
The surface of this cup is painted with narcissuses or SUISEN. SUI of this name means water and SEN means mountain sage. It seems that SUISEN was named for the appearance of narcissus bloom, which looks like a sage who lives alone in the mountains, such as perhaps a Buddhist monk, with a leaning neck. Narcissus is considered a symbol of hope in many countries because it blooms last in winter to early spring. Flowers and plants painted by Shunzan are modestly elegant and create a unique atmosphere. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.
Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.
The size and form is designed to be suitable for use as a tea cup, matcha bowl, whiskey glass, ice cream bowl, and so on. This cup is an ideal size. It is not only beautiful but useful and well-designed.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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