This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
Handcrafted Multi-cup: pair, 180ml (6.34fl oz) each, diameter: 3.54inches (9.0cm) height: 2.76inches (7.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln
This porcelain multi-cup creates an aura of elegance and opposite sensations of traditional WABI SABI and avant-garde. HANA KOHCHI line, composed with 12 colors and flowers of the Japanese four seasons, is a new line of Tohan Kiln.
This is large for a Yunomi teacup, and can be held with both hands. The teacup rim is beautifully flared open. Side of middle to bottom is somewhat slim and the base is shaped small. The sides are vertically scraped away, to create not only a sense of rhythm but also shading of glaze. Whole form is beautiful, despite the large size.
SUI of this name means water and SEN means mountain sage. It seems that SUISEN was named for the appearance of the narcissus bloom, which looks like a sage who lives alone in the mountains, such as perhaps a Buddhist monk, with a leaning neck. Narcissus is considered a symbol of hope in many countries because it blooms last in winter.
AKI KUSA means autumn grasses, and some grasses and flowers blooming in autumn are painted on this cup. Tohan gorgeously expresses the elegant scene of autumn plants.
Autumn plants are commonly used in Japanese traditional crafts, such as kimono, furniture, and teaware. Various kinds of autumn plants and flowers are colorfully painted inside the teacup.
Porcelain glazed by KOHCHI technique is usually uniform in color without variation which is the essential feature of traditional KOHCHI technique. However, Tohan creates the color variation with purpose. The harmony of the elegance of vividly painted flower and WABI SABI atmosphere created by the color variation of glaze is one area of expertise of Tohan kiln.
The size and form is suitable for use as a tea cup, whiskey glass, ice cream bowl, and so on. This cup is useful and well-designed.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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