TSURU CHIKUBAI (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: 3.74inches (9.5cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Hokusai Yamamoto at Hokusai Kiln

TSURU means crane and CHIKUBAI means TAKE bamboo and UME plum in Japanese. TSURU cranes and CHIKUBAI bamboo and plum, regarded as an auspicious motif in Japan, are painted with a lovely touch. The harmony and contrast of natural white clay and the lovely decoration are very unique.

Cranes gracefully flapping their wings are dynamically drawn 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, featured on this Yunomi, elegantly and gracefully flapping their wings, express prosperity and development. Viewing the cranes’ charming faces creates a relaxing atmosphere.

TAKE bamboo symbolizes good health since it is 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. Bamboo is drawn inside this Yunomi and UME plum is drawn boldly on the front.

The patches of orange, created by the traditional glazing technique known as GOHONDE, is just like the sun in the fantastic and mysterious morning haze. Found on the surface of the inside or outside, GOHONDE adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so GOHONDE is quite different in each work. Black marks on the surface are from iron powder included in the clay. These black marks appear when the pottery is baked in a kiln, and each one is unique.

You will enjoy the aesthetic and unique atmosphere and supreme green tea moment with this Yunomi. We wish that happiness will come to you with this Yunomi.

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




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Hokusai Yamamoto

Hokusai Yamamoto was born in Kyoto in 1978. After graduation from the pottery and porcelain department of a technical high school in 1997, he worked under Luc De Boeck from Belgium for 3 years. He opened his own pottery in 2000. His design is very soft and warm, and its decoration is well matched to the earthenware which he makes.


- 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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