Limited

IRODORI SAKURA / NADESHIKO - pair (handcrafted)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: 175ml (6.16fl oz) each, diameter: 2.75inches (7.0cm) height: 3.34inches (8.5cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori at Shunzan Kiln

This Yunomi is simple yet expresses the beauty of flowers, which the people of Japan have cherished since ancient times. SAKURA cherry blossoms decorate the inside and outside of the teacup and the creamy color glaze not only adds accent to the cherry blossoms but also to the unique shape.

IRODORI of this name means color or spice and SAKURA means cherry blossoms in Japanese. Three colors of SAKURA cherry blossoms, which are white, blue and pale pink, elegantly bloom inside and outside the teacup. Each petal is painted with great care; the golden lines of the petals and the red dots of its stamens add noble accent. The veins of the SAKURA green leaves are decorated in golden color, or carefully scratched, making each leaf unique.

NADESHIKO means dianthus in Japanese. Three colors of flowers, which are navy, violet, and white, bloom inside and outside the teacup in a lovely manner. Each petal and grass is painted with a refined touch, as if a tender autumn breeze blows lightly across them, and we can almost hear the sound of the autumn flowers and grasses rustling and swaying. The golden color is used to create the flower lines, and it adds to the elegant atmosphere of the NADESHIKO flowers.

GOHONDE, which are colorful patches of orange, also add warmth to the teacup. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

One of the focal points of this Yunomi is its unique shape. The rim is beautifully flared, the middle of the side is full, and the bottom is tucked. The dark brown color of the iron glaze is decorated around the rim, which accents the teacup. The curve from the rim to the base is not only beautiful, but also lovely to hold in your hands. The lower body is scraped randomly, and fits with the fingertips, feeling as if we stroke the soft petals of cherry blossoms.

The green or yellow color of Japanese green tea will enliven this teacup even more, once the tea is poured into the cup. We are certain that this Yunomi will enrich your tea time.

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

Price

US$89.00

Quantity

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

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Shunzan Mori

Shunzan Mori is the third Shunzan. He was born in Kyoto in 1958. He succeeded the third Shunzan after working at Yoshiya kiln for 6 years. He is well-known for bringing out the primary features of clay and creating beautiful flowers of the four seasons. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.
Shunzan Mori continuously strives to develop unique techniques. His graceful flowers painted on unique ceramic art consistently receives high evaluations.

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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