Limited

SHIMA MISHIMA - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: pair 200ml (6.76fl oz) each, diameter: 3.15inches (8cm) height: 3.54nches (9.0cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kawashima Kiln

This Yunomi teacup is a modern expression of an ancient Japanese design technique. The traditional design and the artisan's expertise are harmonized on the surface of the teacup to bring out the best.

SHIMA refers to the vertical stripes of gilding that are expressed on this teacup. MISHIMA means the stamp of a flower pattern. Two different MISHIMA flower stamps are decorated in a consecutive manner. The patterns are marked by stamp stick carved with flowers before the clay is dried, and each of them is delicately stamped by hand. The contrast between the powerful and refined design is well balanced and enhances the uniqueness of each.

The space between the two types of MISHIMA flower stamps is decorated with SHIMA gilded stripes. The modern SHIMA gilding of the stripes and the two different MISHIMA patterns give this teacup its harmony and style.

On the inside of the Yunomi teacup, linear marks drawn with a brush are faintly expressed with white glaze. This white brushstroke technique, called HAKEME in Japanese, brings a profound style to this teacup.

We promise that this SHIMA MISHIMA teacup, with its modern design and traditional Japanese techniques, will make your tea time more profound.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that there are individual differences in each piece and each piece is unique, due to the features of this work.)

Price

US$89.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$50.00 or more.

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Yoshinobu Kawashima

Yoshinobu Kawashima was born in Osaka in 1656. He graduated from technical high school in the pottery and porcelain department in 1978, and worked and learned at two famous kilns in Kyoto for 6 years. At the age of 28, he engaged in pottery making under his father’s kiln, which was founded in 1950, and took over his kiln in 2012. His work has won many awards in Kyoto, such as the best design exhibition in 1991.
His work is very famous, especially his painting and decoration technique. He also makes good use of earthenware, especially the use of color. His profound and warm tea ware is highly praised.

Directions

- 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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