Handcrafted teacup: pair, 120ml (4.22fl oz) each, diameter: 3.74inches (9.5cm) height: 2.36inches (6.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohraku Morisato
These Yunomi are part of the HANAMISHIMA series of Tohraku Morisato along with the HANAMISHIMA Matcha Bowl.
These Yunomi are beautiful and sublime with a well balanced shape and graceful decoration. The name HANA MISHIMA means beautiful Yunomi created by MISHIMA technique. HANA means flowers or great beauty in Japanese. These Yunomi are created by a technique called MISHIMA. Before shaped clay is dried, patterns are marked by stamp stick carved with flowers or another similar design. It is one of the traditional techniques of Kyo Yaki.
Tohraku stamps each of his works by hand, one at a time, though many others are stamped by machine. And he uses only his own stamp sticks that he has personally designed and created. There are only a few artisans in Japan who make stamp sticks by hand because it requires great care. So, his patterns are much more precise in detail and unique. Tohraku creatively uses several hundred kinds of stamp sticks. In this way, the atmosphere of his works becomes amazingly delicate and expressive.
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.
Because the form is extremely well balanced, the Yunomi not only fits well in the hands but is also elegant. The well balanced shape is proof that Tohraku Morisato is an experienced artisan of the Yunomi.
Considering the beauty of this work, along with the time and effort by the artist to stamp the patterns by hand, these Yunomi are very reasonable in price. We are certain that these Yunomi will add an extra touch of dignity and elegance to your heart.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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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.)
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