Handcrafted teacup: 180ml (6.34fl oz) diameter: 3.54inches (9cm) height: 2.95inches (7.5cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln
Mr. Tohan Dobuchi was born in 1980 and is the fourth Tohan. The first Tohan Dobuchi opened Tohan Kiln in 1922. The current Tohan Dobuchi succeeded the fourth in 2011. Tohan Kiln’s unique works, sustained by high level pottery and drawing techniques and various original elegant color glazes in over three hundred colors, are highly appreciated and viewed with awe.
HANA SOROE means that the flowers are all arranged in Japanese. There are twelve teacups in this series, which is the most popular advanced line at Tohan Kiln. 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.
BOTAN means peony flower in Japanese, which is one of the well-loved flowers in ancient Japan. Women wore Kimono with peony flower patterns, and some people used the peony as their family crest. Tohan gorgeously expresses the elegant scene of BOTAN peony flower. Each petal is painted elegantly, vividly, and intrepidly.
Wide variety of expressions of BOTAN peony flowers, ranging from bud to full bloom, are painted on this Yunomi teacup brilliantly and sophisticatedly. Especially, gradation of pink color makes BOTAN peony flowers more attractive. The deep pink color in the center of the flower gradually turns to white toward the end of each petal. This way of painting well characterizes the real peony flower.
The use of golden color also contributes to the elegance of cherry blossoms. Detailed description of stamen and contours of flower petals makes peony flowers more brilliant.
Both inside and outside white color is also finished with brush lines, which create WABI SABI atmosphere. A little rough clay modestly adds accent.
Above factors make graceful and sophisticated aura this tea cup, and turn to be an elegant high-grade tea cup.
Once you pour green tea into this tea cup, the contrast between green color and pink color tells you that the spring is around the corner. Please enjoy drinking our genuine Japanese green tea with Japanese spring scenery.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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