HON KOBIKI Yunomi (handcrafted Teacup: pair)

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

Handcrafted teacup: pair: 100ml (3.51fl oz) each, diameter: 3.93inches (10cm) height: 2.16inches (5.5cm)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Nishijima Hideki at Yanagi Kiln

KOBIKI is one of the most traditional and standard types of earthenware. KOBIKI teacup is coated with glaze made from white clay. This teacup looks very simple at a glance, but it exemplifies the WABI SABI aesthetic.

GOHONDE, a traditional glazing technique that creates colorful patches of orange on the surface of the inside or outside, adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is quite different in each work. Three purple colors on the base also add accent to the teacup.

Unevenness of white color KOBIKI glaze creates a WABI SABI atmosphere. White color base glaze and brown color of clay appear through the uneven KOBIKI glaze.

KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface, finely appear over the whole surface of brown color KOBIKI. KANNYU deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere over time.

Along with the WABI SABI aesthetic, this teacup’s warm atmosphere exemplifies traditional KOBIKI earthenware. Considering the quality, this teacup is extremely reasonable in price. Once you try, you will certainly understand why the works of Hideki Nishijima are loved by so many in Japan.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)





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Hideki Nishijima

Hideki Nishijima was born in 1948. He opened Yanagi Kiln in 1972 after apprenticing under the Raku Yaki artisan, Ugyoh Hohno. His techniques are widely known as quite steady and conscientious. His works are not only created in compliance with the strict rules of tea ceremony schools but are also simple and quite warm-hearted.
In contrast to the fact that his works follow the time-honored tea ceremony tradition, his eyes are open progressively toward the world. He often teaches and works with ceramics students from foreign countries. His balance between traditional concepts and openness to new ideas may be one reason why his works receive such high acclaim.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent. In that case, after using the chlorine detergent, we recommend you boil this item in water to remove the chlorine smell.
- Do not wash in a dish washing machine.

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