UKI HANA UME (handcrafted Teacup: 180ml)

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

Handcrafted Teacup: 180ml (6.09fl oz), diameter: 2.76inches (7cm) height: 3.35inches (8.5cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kawashima Kiln

This Yunomi is simple yet expresses the beauty of flowers, which the people of Japan have cherished since ancient times. UME Japanese plum decorates the surface of the teacup and the creamy color glaze not only adds accent to the plum but also to the unique shape.

UKI HANA UME means floating plum. The motif of the name was inspired by the three-dimensionally expressed plum blossoms on the surface of this teacup. UME plum blossoms, regarded as an auspicious motif in Japan, are painted with a lovely touch.

By carving the surface of the teacup, the plum blossoms appear to float. In addition, gold, red, and green are added to give the teacup a rich overall coloring.

This unique handmade teacup is formed by the TATARA technique. The main feature of the TATARA technique is that the ceramic clay is stretched into a sheet shape before being formed into a vessel. UKI HANA UME has a unique shape, almost a cube, but it expresses the characteristics of pottery made with the TATARA technique. The shape of this teacup makes it comfortable to hold and evokes a charming WABI-SABI atmosphere.

The color of Japanese green tea will enliven this teacup even more, once the tea is poured into the cup. We are certain that this Yunomi will enrich your tea time.

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.)





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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.


- 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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