TETSUSAN SENBORI Yunomi - pair (handcrafted Teacup)

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

Handcrafted Teacup:pair: 180ml (6.09fl oz) each, diameter: 3.35inches (8.5cm), height: 3.35inches (8.5cm)
Sophisticated Shigaraki-Yaki
Made by Hirokazu Furutani at Furutani Pottery

TETSU means iron, and SAN means scatter. As the name expresses, you can see black dots formed when the iron content in the clay appears on the surface of the cup. This tea cup is made from clay that contains iron and is the potteries' original blend mainly collected in Shigaraki. This tea cup is made using the KOBIKI technique. KOBIKI is a technique featuring a white glaze called SHIROGESHOH which is applied to the clay after molding and then firing it. The soft and gentle texture is brought out by firing it twice.

GOHONDE, a traditional glazing technique that creates colorful patches of orange on the surface of the inside or outside, adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is quite different in each work. Three purple colors on the base also add accent to the teacup.

At first glance, it looks simple, but the surface has lines carved out vertically called SHINOGI. This is formed by a technique called SENBORI that is included in the product name. SENBORI means carving in line. Considering the fact that it is fired twice and carved by hand, this teacup is very carefully made. It is simple yet fits wonderfully in the hand. The slightly rounded shape makes this multi-use cup comfortable to use every day.

The artisans at Furutani Pottery feel joy in their work and the pride of craftsmanship. They always keep in mind that the piece they are working on will one day be used by someone. This kind consideration of the end-user is applied to each piece they create. The atmosphere at Furutani Pottery is very nice. By using this teacup, we believe you can feel the personality of the artisans. 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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Hirokazu Furutani

Hirokazu Furutani was born in Shigaraki in 1979. After he graduated from University, he learned ceramic art at Shigaraki Ceramic Research Institute and Kyoto Prefectural Ceramists' Technical Institute. In 2004 he started working under Nobuo Furutani, an expert on KOBIKI and founder of Furutani Pottery, established in 1971. Hirokazu Furutani now leads Furutani Pottery, which is famous for its KOBIKI tableware.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent. In that case, after using the chlorine detergent, we recommend you boil this item in water to remove the chlorine smell.
- Do not wash in a dish washing machine.

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