Handcrafted teacup: 120ml (4.22fl oz) each, diameter: 3.54inches (9.0cm) height: 2.36inches (6.0cm)
Extremely traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Sohraku Iwata at Sohraku Kiln
This has been one of Mr. Iwata’s best selling items for more than 30 years, despite the high price. Indeed, this Yunomi is the quintessential traditional highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain. AKAE of this name means red-figured, KACHOH means flowers and birds, HORI means carving in Japanese.
You will feel yourself drawn into the details of the patterns in mysterious ways. The AKAE KACHOH red-figured flowers and birds are vividly painted over the entire outside. Traditional waffle pattern called KOHSHI GARA is painted in zaffer glaze on the inside rim and base. The patterns are painted amazingly in a careful manner.
AKAE KACHOH and KOHSHI GARA is quite a complex pattern and extremely patiently painted. Intensely precise detail and complexity is one of the fundamental elements of highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain. It is a reason why viewers can’t help paying rapt attention to Kyo Yaki while losing track of time.
Linear patterns are vertically carved modestly from middle to base on side. A rounded elevation wraps horizontally around the middle outside. It was created by a skilled technique requiring the artisan to painstakingly carve away everything except this elevated area. During the process, the Yunomi starts out quite thick and is carved to thin. It is deliberate work requiring much time, effort and mature technique.
In Japan, highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain such as this is purchased with the intent that it will be passed down from generation to generation. This Yunomi is the quintessential traditional highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain, an ideal to which others aspire.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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