KOHCHI KARAKUSA (handcrafted Teacup: 175ml)

This is limited edition only available in summer season.

Handcrafted Teacup: 175ml (6.16fl oz), diameter: 3.15inches (8.0cm) height: 3.54inches (9.0cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln

Mr. Tohan Dobuchi was born in 1980 and is the fourth Tohan. The first Tohan Dobuchi opened Tohan Kiln in 1922. The current Tohan Dobuchi succeeded the fourth in 2011. Tohan Kiln's unique works, sustained by high level pottery and drawing techniques and various original elegant color glazes in over three hundred colors, are highly appreciated and viewed with awe.

KOHCHI is one of the glazing names frequently used in Kyo Yaki pottery. The glossy and vivid glaze is coated outside the teacup, and the flowers and plants painted in blue color inside the teacup are well contrasted. These Yunomi teacups are vertically scraped and a line of brown color glaze is horizontally painted around the rim.

KARAKUSA means sequence of flowers or arabesque design in Japanese. Airy KARAKUSA are depicted gracefully in the simple design and color, as if they are fluttering lightly. Clear blue color glaze is coated on the KARAKUSA teacup. The blue KOHCHI color reminds us of the endlessly extending summer sea and sky.

The contrast between the strong and light color is very graceful. The very smooth and glossy surface of the KOHCHI technique also adds an indescribable noble and graceful atmosphere. The vivid color of each teacup creates a fresh and cool atmosphere in early summer.
These teacups are elaborately scraped away, and the scraped lines create varying shades of glazing colors. The contrast between strong and light color is very graceful. Each design inside the teacup is painted in one color, which is called zaffer glaze. Only blue color is used, but Tohan Dobuchi gracefully decorates them by use of gradation of blue color.
KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface, finely appears on the whole surface of the KOHCHI glaze. KANNYU cracking adds the beauty to teacups, as if they wear an emerald gem.

Refined and elaborate techniques create this simple yet graceful teacup. Glossy KOHCHI glaze color also adds the fresh feeling of the season in early summer. We are certain that each Yunomi teacup will enhance the taste of fresh green tea.

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




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Tohan Dobuchi

Mr. Tohan Dobuchi was born in 1980 and is the fourth Tohan. The first Tohan Dobuchi opened Tohan Kiln at 1922. Now's Tohan Dobuchi succeeded the fourth at 2011.
The third Tohan’s art was full of creative energy, as he was naturally inquisitive and enjoys exploring new techniques and designs every day. He studied glaze in Germany, so his worked stand out from other Kyo Yaki. In the artworks of Tohan, they are incorporated with designs of flowering grasses that are found in nature. The third Tohan developed Tohan’s original world of glaze, color and design.
The fourth Tohan has been developing new Tohan world like HANA KESSHO crystal glaze lines. And these days, Tohan Kiln also creates beautiful lamps, tables and other interior designs. Works receive a high evaluation from not only the ceramic industry but also various fields.


- 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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