Handcrafted teacup: 180ml (5.98fl oz) each, diameter: 2.75inches (7.0cm) height: 3.54inches (9.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Zuishoh Iwamoto in Zuishoh Kiln
SHINSHA is a type of glaze, and also one of the traditional teacups, which have been loved by tea masters for generations. The characteristics of SHINSHA glaze include its unique red color and its refined pattern. The state of developing the color appearance and the refined pattern are slightly different among each teacup. These characteristics teach us an important doctrine of the tea ceremony: "treasure each meeting, for it will never recur." That is one of the reasons why tea masters cherish tea ware items of SHINSHA glaze.
Each teacup has a slightly different color due to deformation during firing. Earthenware is fired in a high temperature kiln, and each place in the kiln has a different and slight change of temperature, the stream of flames, and the amount of oxygen. This teacup has black dots and curved lines inside and outside the teacup, and their patterns set off the color of the earthenware. These patterns also change depending on compatibility between flame and clay, and its naturally formed patterns add beauty to the teacup. Thus, this teacup is characterized by the harmony between the glaze, clay, and flame.
The smooth indentation on the side is called EKUBO which means dimple in Japanese. It helps not only to relax viewers but also to fit easily with the thumb when being held.
Not only is this teacup a miraculous encounter of natural earth and fire, but we expect a gracious first encounter between you and this Yunomi teacup, with the artist’s message to "treasure each meeting, for it will never recur."
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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