HISYOH Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted teacup: pair 175ml (6.17fl oz) each, diameter: 2.76inches (7cm) height: 3.15inches (8cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shohoh Itoh at Shohoh Kiln

This Yunomi is created by the traditional technique known as ICCHIN and KOHCHI. ICCHIN technique, much-prized in the Japanese tea ceremony, is to edge each pattern, placing a fine border of clay around each design. This limits the flowing of glaze or pigment and allows the artisan to create a graceful, vivid pattern. There is no brush unevenness and the surface is smooth and glossy like stained glass, which is the most desirable characteristic of the KOHCHI technique. KOHCHI porcelain has an indescribable noble and graceful atmosphere; its creation requires great care and a fine touch.

HISYOH means fluttering high in Japanese. TSURU cranes gracefully flapping their wings are dynamically painted on the surface of this Yunomi, evoking an elegant atmosphere.

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

KOHAKU red and white are traditional colors of celebration in Japan. The red color is vividly and uniformly painted without brush unevenness and the white cranes are well reflected on it.

SHOHCHIKUBAI is also drawn on the surface. SHOHCHIKUBAI means MATSU, TAKE and UME in Japanese. MATSU pine tree and TAKE bamboo symbolize good health since the pine tree needles and TAKE bamboo are green year-round. UME plum, which is the symbol of nobleness and longevity in Japan, is also one of the auspicious objects, because the lively UME plum tree vigorously blooms in the early cold spring, earlier than other flowers.

The base is carefully scraped away and finished with a traditional method found only among highest quality porcelain.

In Japan, highest quality Kyo Yaki porcelain such as this is also purchased with the intent that it will be passed down from generation to generation. It is also suitable for display, for example, in an office or library. It depends upon your vision and preference.

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

Shohoh Itoh was born in Kyoto in 1959. He worked under the former Shohoh for over 10 years. He succeeded the former and took over the Shohoh Kiln as the second generation in 1989. He creates high grade Kyo Yaki porcelain having delicate atmosphere in a wide range of table ware. His goal is to build upon tradition with his own unique techniques. His works have achieved wide acclaim, especially his sophisticated KOHCHI ware.


- 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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