SHIKISAI KACHOH - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: pair: 150ml (5.28fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.74inches (9.5cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Keiichi Kuramoto at Hohzan Kiln

This is an exquisite porcelain Yunomi which features unique elegant painting style requiring high level expertise and quite high level shaping technique of porcelain.
SHIKISAI means bright color, and KACHOU means flower and bird in Japanese. As this name indicates, various kinds of flowers and a bird are painted on this teacup exquisitely. Willowy curved lines of stems and leaves express the delicate flowers.

Even though flowers and a bird are well painted on this teacup, the blank space stands out. This traditional spatial concept known as negative space or interval, increases the beauty of both painting and teacup and stirs each individual’s imagination uniquely.

Adding to the beauty of blank space, the use of colors are well reflected on the white porcelain. Red and yellow flowers gracefully bloom, and light green and blue leaves give an impression of richness of coloring to the flowers. Stems and leaves are flexibly and delicately described. The curved line expresses the gracefulness of flowers. The beauty of blank space composes not only the balance of color but also the layout of the teacup very well.

Traditional waffle pattern called KOHSHI GARA, which is proof of the highest grade porcelain created in Kyoto is painted in zaffer glaze on the inside rim. The contrast among patterns is visually appealing.

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 is consummately graceful. Three recesses on the lower side from the middle are called EKUBO, which is one of the traditional techniques. This effect not only adds accent to the teacup but also fits well in the hand. Same as other highest grade porcelain, this teacup is thin and very light, requiring high level turning wheel technique.

This teacup exemplifies artistic creativity and skillful technique. As with high quality Japanese modern literature and paintings, your imagination finalizes the scene on this cup. The beauty of blank space will certainly enrich the taste and flavor of green tea.

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




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Keiichi Kuramoto

Keiichi Kuramoto is the third generation of Hohzan Kiln. He was born in Kyoto in 1968. He succeeded the Hohzan Kiln after working under the second Kohoh for 14 years. He excels at painting traditional motifs of Kyo-Yaki such as SANSUI landscape, KACHOFUGETSU beauty of nature, and auspicious symbols on porcelain. The delicate and elegant style remains perennial favorites.


- 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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