Handcrafted teacup: 120ml (4.22fl oz) each, diameter: 4.13inches (10.5cm) height: 2.36inches (6cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori
For this pair of Yunomi, we selected two patterns from FUGAKU ROKKEI (six marvelous views of Mt. Fuji) series, which is a long-selling favorite in Japan, created by the artist Shunzan Mori for more than 20 years. Turned upside down, each Yunomi looks like Mt. Fuji. Each Yunomi features one of six famous views of Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji was officially registered on the world heritage list in 2013.
This pair features GOHIRA no SAKURA and SHIRAITO no TAKI. SAKURA means cherry blossoms, SHIRAITO means white color twine, and TAKI means waterfall pine grove in Japanese. GOHIRA is one of the famous views of Mt. Fuji. And SHIRAITO no TAKI, in which snowmelt water flows in from Mt. Fuji, is on the world heritage list. GOHIRA no SAKURA and SHIRAITO no TAKI are both very famous spots around Mt. Fuji. The combination is complementary, the scene is quite peaceful and graceful.
To create the form like Mt. Fuji, Shunzan Mori uses a rare traditional technique called TATARA. Clay formed into a sheet is put on a stone mason form and shaped by hand. The TATARA technique was used before the pottery wheel. Though it requires more time than the pottery wheel, it creates a unique form which can't be created by the wheel. Ridge line of Mt. Fuji is well expressed on the side silhouette of this Yunomi by TATARA technique. Vertical indentations inside the Yunomi are made by the TATARA technique and add layers of visual interest. The true atmosphere of Mt. Fuji could never be created by the wheel, only by TATARA.
The silhouette is formed in the shape of Mt. Fuji. The base is carved in a circle shape like the crater at the top of the mountain.
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.
A long-selling favorite in Japan, created by the artist for more than 20 years, and now available around the world, this pair of Yunomi gracefully encompasses well-loved symbols of Japan, Mt. Fuji and the famous perspectives.
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(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)