Limited

KOBIKI OSHIDORI (handcrafted Teacup: 150ml)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: 150ml (5.28fl oz), diameter: 2.75inches (7.0cm) height: 3.54inches (9.0cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln

KOBIKI of this name means glazing white color on the pottery. OSHIDORI means lovebird in Japanese. This Yunomi teacups is coated with glaze made from white clay, and two lovebirds are decorated on the outside of the teacup.

KOBIKI is one of the Japanese traditional pottery techniques, coating with glaze made from white clay. The unevenness of the white color KOBIKI glaze coating creates the WABI SABI atmosphere. The brownish gray color base glaze and the brown color of the clay appear through the uneven KOBIKI glaze.

One of the focal points on this Yunomi is its unique shape. The lower body is scraped, and it adds to the soft and tender atmosphere of the teacup. The curve from the rim to base is not only beautiful, but also lovely to hold in your hands. The curve at the mouth not only brings gentle accent to the form but also fulfills a role to enhance the tea flavor when your mouth touches the Yunomi.

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.

Two lovebirds, which are regarded as an auspicious motif in Japan, are painted in a lovely manner. The male lovebird, which has colorful feathers and head, and the female lovebird, which is colored in light gray, swim in the river together. Pines, which are capped with snow, grow alongside the river, telling us of the winter season, but two birds snuggling together in the cold water create a warm atmosphere.

Golden color inlayed outside the teacup adds to the graceful atmosphere. It seems as if two birds swim in the misty river. A little golden color is used on this teacup; this decoration not only creates the noble atmosphere but also stimulates our imagination.

The simple texture of the KOBOKI white glaze, together with the unique and colorful design on each cup, enhances the graceful atmosphere. The bright color of Japanese green tea will also enhance the design of this teacup much more so, once the tea is poured.

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

US$58.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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Kagetsu Hara

Kagetsu Hara was born in Kyoto in 1971. He is known for his mastery of a wide range of traditional ceramic techniques. He won awards for competitions in Kyoto Prefecture. He studied and worked under his father, Kiyokazu Hara. Many of his works feature some traditional technique such as MISHIMA, HAKEME, KOBIKI, and so on, which are taken over from his father. His representative delicate techniques receive a high evaluation.

Directions

- 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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