SHINO INKA - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted teacup: 180ml (5.98fl oz) each, diameter: 3.14inches (8.0cm) height: 3.54inches (9.0cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kohzoh Kiln

This Yunomi teacup has a warm and graceful aura. The light pink color glaze creates the warm atmosphere of the earthenware teacup. Three bold white lines are vertically painted outside the teacup, and golden narrow lines create the graceful atmosphere. The grey and white colors of flower stamping add a warm accent to the teacup.

SHINO of this name means the place where this teacup was originated, and INKA means stamped flower in Japanese. Earthenware in this place was developed 400 years ago, and its technique, especially the glazing technique is superb. The color is strong white, and the thick glaze and KANNYU cracked surface creates the WABI SABI atmosphere. The uneven shape made by hand after the potter’s wheel also creates the soft and strong pink color, giving a graceful and soft atmosphere.

Simple yet impressive stamped flowers are inlayed uniformly around the outside of the Yunomi. This technique is called INKA in Japanese. Flower centers colored white and grey are brilliant in the white and thick SHINO glaze.
KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface, finely appear over the whole surface of the white glaze color. KANNYU deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere over time.
In the inside of the cup, you can see linear marks made by brush, known as HAKEME.

Many of the processes used by the artisan to create this teacup require much time and effort. The techniques of glazing, INKA stamping, HAKEME and KANNYU are all merged into one graceful teacup. To consider the quality of this work, it is available at a reasonable price. We are sure that you will enjoy drinking Japanese tea in this elaborate cup.

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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Yoshinobu Kawashima

Yoshinobu Kawashima was born in Osaka in 1656. He graduated from technical high school in the pottery and porcelain department in 1978, and worked and learned at two famous kilns in Kyoto for 6 years. At the age of 28, he engaged in pottery making under his father’s kiln, which was founded in 1950, and took over his kiln in 2012. His work has won many awards in Kyoto, such as the best design exhibition in 1991.
His work is very famous, especially his painting and decoration technique. He also makes good use of earthenware, especially the use of color. His profound and warm tea ware is highly praised.


- 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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