KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi - pair (handcrafted)

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

Handcrafted Yunomi: pair: 140ml (4.73fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inches (7.50cm) height: 3.15inches (8.00cm)
Sophisticated Earthenware
Made by Kakou Komatsu

KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi is an unparalleled teacup with a singular form. The gradation of pale shades of color expressed in the fantastic white glaze unique to KOBIKI will fascinate you, and win your heart. Japanese green tea appears even deeper in color when it is poured into the white KOBIKI Yunomi, and the color reminds us of the deep forest of the Hanase area in the mountains of Kyoto, where this Yunomi teacup was made.

The form of the girth of this teacup, which becomes thinner as it approaches the KOHDAI base, fits beautifully in your hand. KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi, which is made using the ROKURO wheel, has an uneven surface that brings an inexplicable feeling of comfort, allowing you to enjoy the teacup not only visually but through the sense of touch.

KOBIKI is one of the most traditional types of Japanese earthenware. KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi is coated with glaze made from white clay. It looks very simple at a glance, but it exemplifies the WABI-SABI aesthetic. The white color base glaze and brown color of the clay appear through the uneven KOBIKI glaze. Along with the WABI-SABI aesthetic, this teacup’s warm atmosphere exemplifies traditional KOBIKI earthenware.

The shape of the KOHDAI base varies depending on the tea ware, and it is the part that tests the design skills of the artisan who created it. There are several theories as to the origin of WARE KOHDAI. Perhaps the KOHDAI base was made into a special shape to make it easier to identify the owner of the teacup, or the KOHDAI base was split to make it easier to carry using a rope. Today, however, it is recognized as a way for artisans to showcase their technique, and to add a special flair to the design. With this KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi, you can truly feel the heart of Japanese culture, where even the shape of this cracked-looking KOHDAI base is cared for as WABI-SABI.

KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi is an original work by Mr. Kakou Komatsu. He moved to the Hanase area in the mountains of Kyoto more than 30 years ago and created the FUKI kiln. Mr. Komatsu's works, which were created in this deep mountainous and nature-rich village, allow the viewer to feel the atmosphere of the deep forest, as well as Mr. Komatsu's excellent pottery techniques.

This KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi is a unique piece that accentuates Mr. Komatsu's creative design skills in the calm white warmth of the traditional Japanese KOBIKI teacup. It is based on Mr. Komatsu's traditional pottery making techniques that he has cultivated over many years.

Feel the heart of Japanese culture with this KOBIKI WARE KOHDAI Yunomi and its "cracked" KOHDAI base that exemplifies the WABI-SABI aesthetic.

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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Kakou Komatsu

Kakou Komatsu was born in 1950.
In 1974, he began training as a potter in Kyoto. In 1983, he moved to the Hanase area in Kyoto to study under Tomikitirou Tokuriki, and in 1988, he opened the FUKI kiln. In 1992, he was given the name "KAKOU" by the Abbot of Todaiji Temple in Nara, Kosho Shimizu, in recognition of his past achievements.
Mr. Komatsu is known as the "Cherry blossom pottery artisan" in Japan. He is a unique potter who uses cherry glaze made from the ashes of cherry trees to create vessels with a cherry blossom origin.


- 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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