GUNKAKU Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.

Handcrafted Teacup: pair 250ml (8.80fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.54inches (9.0cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Hokusai Yamamoto at Hokusai Kiln

GUNKAKU means a flock of TSURU cranes in Japanese. Cranes gracefully flapping their wings are dynamically drawn on the surface of this Yunomi, evoking an elegant and majestic atmosphere. TSURU cranes have been viewed as a symbol of good fortune through the ages.

In Japan, the crane is a symbol of good fortune because it represents long life. The stunning golden cranes, featured on this Yunomi, elegantly and gracefully flapping their wings, express prosperity and development. Viewing the cranes’ charming faces creates a relaxing atmosphere.

The patches of orange, created by the traditional glazing technique known as GOHONDE, is just like the sun in the fantastic and mysterious morning haze. Found on the surface of the inside or outside, GOHONDE adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so GOHONDE is quite different in each work. Black marks on the surface are from iron powder included in the clay. These black marks appear when the pottery is baked in a kiln, and each one is unique.

GUNKAKU Yunomi has a natural straight and conical form, and the unique shape creates a strong and remarkable look and feel. There is YUBISUJI, a track left by hand when the artisan shapes pottery on a potter's wheel, on the teacup’s surface. YUBISUJI not only make us feel the warmth of handmade works, but also helps the Yunomi to fit comfortably in the hands.

You will enjoy the aesthetic and unique atmosphere and supreme green tea moment with this Yunomi. We wish that happiness will come to you with this GUNKAKU Yunomi.

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





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Hokusai Yamamoto

Hokusai Yamamoto was born in Kyoto in 1978. After graduation from the pottery and porcelain department of a technical high school in 1997, he worked under Luc De Boeck from Belgium for 3 years. He opened his own pottery in 2000. His design is very soft and warm, and its decoration is well matched to the earthenware which he makes.


- 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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