TANSAI MISHIMA- pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: pair: 200ml (6.76fl oz) each, diameter: 3.15inches (8cm) height: 3.54inches (9cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kawashima Kiln

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

TANSAI means light color, and MISHIMA means stamped flower pattern. The light blue base is stamped with a flower pattern and finished with a lovely, generous Shino glaze. The flower pattern stamp technique, in which a curling flower pattern is embedded, is a traditional MISHIMA technique that has been expressed for more than 400 years. The gold stripes between the MISHIMA flower stamps evoke a sense of luxury. The contrast between powerful and refined design is well balanced and enhances the uniqueness of each.

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, is quite beautiful.

The slightly thicker, heavier finish, which is unusual for Kyo Yaki, also helps to keep the tea warm. The light blue color of the teacup's surface and its slightly thicker form harmonize with each other to give this Kyoto-style Shino teacup a gorgeous and generous feeling.

We promise that this TANSAI 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.





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Yoshinobu Kawashima

Yoshinobu Kawashima was born in Osaka in 1956. 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.


- 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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