SHIKISAI TSUBAKI (handcrafted Teacup: 200ml)

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

Handcrafted teacup: 200ml (7.04fl oz), diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.54inches (9cm)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Noriaki Itoh at Noriaki Kiln

Many bold and cheerful camellia and plum flowers are well expressed on this Yunomi teacup. Both types of flowers bloom in the winter season, and fresh color petals are well reflected on the white glaze. Flowers, rich in expression, bring a casual and modern atmosphere.

SHIKISAI means bright color, and TSUBAKI means camellia flower in Japanese. Fresh camellia petals are colored in navy and purple, and each flower blooms in a different direction. Yellow stamens inside the flowers add bright accent to the flowers. Not only the camellia flowers but also the leaves are colored in blue, green and light green. The color variations of the leaves add to the vivid atmosphere of the camellia flowers. Each color is so glossy that the elegance of the camellia flower is well emphasized, as if the flower aroma is diffused from the teacup. Adding to that, golden lines around the petals and leaves add to the gracefulness, even more.

The form also makes the flower arrangement around the teacup more attractive. The lower body is a little bit plump, gradually narrowing toward the body, and the rim is flared. This lovely shape not only attracts our attention but also adds to the elegance of the flowers. Linear marks from the potter's wheel, on the outside of this Yunomi, moderately add calm and accent the design.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

The colorful expression of the flowers is abundant, and its usage creates a joyful atmosphere. You are sure to enjoy the fresh and vividly colored flowers with each cup of Japanese green tea.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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(Please note that there are individual differences in each piece and each piece is unique, due to the features of this work.)




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Zuikoh Tsuchitani

Zuikoh Tsuchitani was born in 1959 in Kyoto. He graduated from the university, majoring in pottery glazing. In 2013, he became the third head of Zuikoh kiln. His effort focuses on the research of the glaze, how to make kiln, forming and firing. Through his research, his goal is to make new and unique Kyo-Yaki teaware, that still holds true to tradition.


- 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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