YUSEN KAMON Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted teacup: 175ml (6.161fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.94inches (10cm)
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohraku Morisato

YUSEN KAMON Yunomi evokes the sophisticated and unique atmosphere of nostalgic early-modern Japan. This Yunomi is created by techniques called MISHIMA and BAN SEN.

MISHIMA technique is used for the upper part of this Yunomi. Before the shaped clay is dried, the piece is decorated using a stamp stick carved with patterns of flowers or another similar design. MISHIMA is one of the traditional techniques of Kyo Yaki.

Tohraku stamps each of his works by hand, one at a time, though many others are stamped by machine. And he uses only his own stamp sticks that he has personally designed and created. In all of Japan, very few artisans take the time and great care to create their own stamp sticks. As a result, Tohraku's patterns are entirely unique and extremely precise in detail. With the creative use of several hundred different handmade stamp sticks, his pieces project an atmosphere that is both expressive and amazingly delicate.

BAN SEN means ten-thousand lines in Japanese. Circle lines are elaborately carved on the lower half of this Yunomi. Making circle lines requires great skill, and these lines created by the experienced craftsman are supremely beautiful. Iron glaze called AMEYU is elegantly glazed on the surface of the BAN SEN lines. This subdued and simple brown color conveys a calm and modern atmosphere.

In the inside of the cup, linear marks made by brush are implemented. This traditional technique is called HAKEME. It modestly accents this beautiful and sophisticated Yunomi.

The form is not common but sophisticated. The top side is slightly flared and the silhouette from side to bottom is quite subtle and graceful. The color contrast between gray with MISHIMA patterns and BAN SEN amber adds to the elegant expression.

The color and pattern contrast of this Yunomi is very impressive. The decorative MISHIMA stamp patterns and stylish brown BAN SEN lines are well matched. Such a design is rarely seen even in the Japanese pottery industry. Please enjoy this unique design.

We are sure that you will not only enjoy drinking Japanese green tea from these Yunomi but also enjoy the geniality.

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





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Tohraku Morisato

Tohraku Morisato is the third Tohraku. He was born in Kyoto in 1959. He worked and studied under the second Tohraku, and succeeded the second Tohraku in 1996. He won the award of Minister of International Trade and Industry, and many other awards.
Tohraku Morisato is well-known for creating remarkable delicate and precise ceramic art. Using time-honored techniques and unique sophisticated design, he brings out the primary features of clay. He continuously is inspired by interacting with the public at his exhibitions, receiving requests, comments, and feedback about his work.
One of his representative delicate techniques, MISHIMA receives a high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- 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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