KUSHIME INKA Yunomi - KURO (handcrafted: 150ml)

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

Handcrafted teacup: 150ml (5.07fl oz), diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.35inches (8.5cm)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln

KUSHIME of this name means comb line, and INKA means stamped flower in Japanese. This Yunomi features a natural texture and sophisticated atmosphere.

KURO means black. Even though the name refers to the black color, the actual color is dark brown. It is named as such to represent contrast. KUSHIME means comb line in Japanese. Fine and uneven comb lines are marked vertically and from the rim to the bottom. White color clay is placed on the comb lines, and wiped away. This process creates the white color of the clay. Simple yet impressive stamped flowers are inlayed uniformly around the outside of the Yunomi. This technique is called INKA in Japanese. Flower centers colored in gold look brilliant against the dark brown surface. The white vertical lines accent the form of the KURO Yunomi.

Inside of the cup, linear marks made by brush are implemented. This traditional technique is called HAKEME.

The teacup rim is beautifully flared open. The curve at the mouth not only brings vivid accent to the form but also fulfills a role to enhance the tea flavor when your mouth touches the Yunomi. The gentle shape of the Yunomi creates calm.

KUSHIME INKA KURO Yunomi will enliven the atmosphere of your daily table, creating your green moment.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)




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Kagetsu Hara

Kagetsu Hara was born in Kyoto in 1971. He is known for his mastery of a wide range of traditional ceramic techniques. He won awards for competitions in Kyoto Prefecture. He studied and worked under his father, Kiyokazu Hara. Many of his works feature some traditional technique such as MISHIMA, HAKEME, KOBIKI, and so on, which are taken over from his father. His representative delicate techniques receive a high evaluation.


- 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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