This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
Handcrafted teacup: pair, 130ml (4.58fl oz) each, diameter: 3.54inches (9.0cm) height: 2.36inches (6.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Ichiraku Yamamoto at Ichiraku Kiln
These Yunomi feature the quintessential and well-loved work, CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA (11th or 12th century, anonymous) in the possession of KOHZANJI temple in Kyoto.
KOHZANJI CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA is a painting of playing animals imitating people. Frogs, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are humorously depicted firing crossbows, Sumo wrestling, swimming, and doing other human activities. The painting is said to be the origin of Japanese MANGA. These Yunomi feature some distinguishing and humorous compositions of frogs and rabbits from CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA. The motifs are painted vividly and carefully by unquestionably expert techniques.
The sides are graciously scraped away, not only to lighten and thin the Yunomi but also to create a sense of rhythm and active motion. The base is finished politely to suit this rank of Yunomi.
These have been one of Mr. Yamamoto's best selling items for more than 20 years. 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. These Yunomi are the quintessential traditional highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain, an ideal to which others aspire.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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