Handcrafted teacup: pair: 100ml (3.51fl oz) each, diameter: 3.93inches (10cm) height: 2.16inches (5.5cm)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Nishijima Hideki at Yanagi Kiln
KOBIKI is one of the most traditional and standard types of earthenware. KOBIKI teacup is coated with glaze made from white clay. This teacup looks very simple at a glance, but it exemplifies the WABI SABI aesthetic.
GOHONDE, a traditional glazing technique that creates colorful patches of orange on the surface of the inside or outside, adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is quite different in each work. Three purple colors on the base also add accent to the teacup.
Unevenness of white color KOBIKI glaze creates a WABI SABI atmosphere. White color base glaze and brown color of clay appear through the uneven KOBIKI glaze.
KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface, finely appear over the whole surface of brown color KOBIKI. KANNYU deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere over time.
Along with the WABI SABI aesthetic, this teacup’s warm atmosphere exemplifies traditional KOBIKI earthenware. Considering the quality, this teacup is extremely reasonable in price. Once you try, you will certainly understand why the works of Hideki Nishijima are loved by so many in Japan.
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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