SOME EMAKI (handcrafted Teacup: 200ml)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: 200ml (7.04fl oz), diameter: 2.76inches (7cm) height: 3.54inches (9cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Keiichi Kuramoto at Hohzan Kiln

This Yunomi features the quintessential and well-loved work, CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA (11th or 12th century, anonymous), which is in the possession of KOHZANJI temple in Kyoto.

KOHZANJI CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA is a painting of playing animals imitating people. Frogs, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are humorously depicted firing crossbows, Sumo wrestling, swimming, and doing other human activities. The painting is said to be the origin of Japanese MANGA. These Yunomi feature some distinguishing and humorous compositions of frogs and rabbits from CHOHJYU JINBUTSU GIGA. The motifs are painted vividly and carefully by unquestionably expert techniques.

Color is also one of the focal points of this piece. The pictures of animals on the teacup and the horizontal lines inside and outside the base are decorated with blue glaze. The color is well reflected on the white glaze porcelain, making the animal’s design more vivid. Brown glaze color on the teacup rim adds warmth and visual interest to the design, and also to the white glaze color.

This Yunomi is very thin and lightweight, which is one of the requirements of excellent quality Japanese porcelain. The painting on the teacup has been expertly rendered, requiring great skill, and the design is quite elaborate. Each color of blue, white and brown glaze is well reflected, and helps to create a relaxed green moment. We are certain that this Yunomi teacup will enrich the taste of green tea.

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




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Keiichi Kuramoto

Keiichi Kuramoto is the third generation of Hohzan Kiln. He was born in Kyoto in 1968. He succeeded the Hohzan Kiln after working under the second Kohoh for 14 years. He excels at painting traditional motifs of Kyo-Yaki such as SANSUI landscape, KACHOFUGETSU beauty of nature, and auspicious symbols on porcelain. The delicate and elegant style remains perennial favorites.


- 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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