MURASAKI SHIKIBU Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

Handcrafted Teacup: pair 200ml (7.04fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.74nches (9.5cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kohzoh Kiln

Your eyes will immediately be drawn to the attractive crystal glaze of this Yunomi. The purple color, which has been regarded as a color only for court nobles in Japan, is brilliant.

MURASAKI SHIKIBU of the title of this cup is the name of the female storywriter who wrote GENJI MONOGATARI in 1008. MURASAKI also means purple in Japanese. The name MURASAKI SHIKIBU certainly brings a noble atmosphere.

This brilliant purple color crystal glaze is very rare. It is difficult to make the glaze colored like this brilliant purple and to create crystal pattern with poise. It requires delicate temperature management in the kiln and sensitive composition of glaze. The crystal pattern is a little different in each work. The color contrast between purple glaze and the color of earthenware is well harmonized.

The form also makes the purple color crystal glaze more attractive. The lower body is a little bit plump, gradually narrows toward the body, and the rim is beautifully flared. This lovely figure not only attracts our attention but also makes purple color much more elegant. 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.

We are so happy that we can provide this noble Yunomi tea cup at a reasonable price. Would you enjoy Japanese green tea served in this MURASAKI SHIKIBU Yunomi?

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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(Please note that there are individual differences in each piece and each piece is unique, due to the features of this work.)



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Zuisho Iwamoto

1938: Born in Kyoto, 1966: Succeeded Zuisho III
1980: Officially Certified as Traditional Craftsman by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan.
He is well-known for creating atypical colors of glazed ceramics. Recently he focuses on investigating unique colored glazes such as vermilion cinnabar, aubergine, lapis lazuli, and so on.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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