KOHZANJI Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer 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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Ichiraku Yamamoto

Ichiraku Yamamoto was born in Kyoto in 1958. He worked under the former Ichiraku for about 10 years. He succeeds the Ichiraku Kiln as the second generation in 1990. He creates highest grade Kyo Yaki porcelain like Yunomi teacups, table ware for Japanese sake, and so on. His traditional techniques receive high praise. Indeed he was officially designated as a traditional craftsman by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2010.
His specific style sustained by dynamic and vivid scraping techniques and elegant and rich underglaze cobalt blue techniques has achieved wide acclaim.


- 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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