MAI KARAKUSA - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted Yunomi: pair 170ml (5.98fl oz) each, diameter: 3.15inches (8.0cm) height: 3.74inches (9.5cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohraku Morisato

MAI means fluttering, and KARAKUSA means arabesque pattern in Japanese. This Yunomi is characterized by the harmony between vigor and delicacy. This design also reminds us of a hundred years ago in Japan or the Middle East. This Yunomi gives a simple yet modern impression, and its simplicity attracts our heart.

In the process of making MAI KARAKUSA, it is covered with engobe, which is white clay. This process makes Yunomi white, and characterizes its natural and simple texture. On the other hand, splendid and sophisticated stamped flowers by INKA, which is one of the traditional pottery technique are painted inside and outside Yunomi. This contrast makes Yunomi more elegant. Curved KARAKUSA is painted on all sides as if they are fluttering lightly. KARAKUSA grass is colored brown and black by iron constituent in glaze. Airy Karakusa are depicted gracefully in the simple design and color. KARAKUSA design is also inside the Yunomi, and it is one of the difficult and time-consuming techniques in INKA design. Green color adds an accent and sets off the whole atmosphere. Green color, which is called ORIBE YU is glazed around the rim and bottom. It complements the natural texture.

The form of this Yunomi is flared open toward the rim. Sturdy form on the bottom gives an impression of strength, but curved line toward the rim reminds us of geniality.

This Yunomi by artisan Tohraku Morisato brings a unique atmosphere—a harmony of natural simplicity and sophistication.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.




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Tohraku Morisato

Tohraku Morisato is the third Tohraku. He was born in Kyoto in 1959. He worked and studied under the second Tohraku, and succeeded the second Tohraku in 1996. He won the award of Minister of International Trade and Industry, and many other awards.
Tohraku Morisato is well-known for creating remarkable delicate and precise ceramic art. Using time-honored techniques and unique sophisticated design, he brings out the primary features of clay. He continuously is inspired by interacting with the public at his exhibitions, receiving requests, comments, and feedback about his work.
One of his representative delicate techniques, MISHIMA receives a high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- 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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