HANA KIKOH - AJISAI (handcrafted Multi-cup:180ml)

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

Handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml (6.34fl oz), diameter: 3.94inches (10.0cm) height: 2.76inches (7.0cm)
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori at Shunzan Kiln

This is a multi-use cup suitable for use as a tea cup as well as a matcha bowl. HANA of this name means flower, and KIKOH means journey or travel in Japanese. As the name expresses, this is one of HANA KIKOH series which are composed of 12 flowers of the Japanese four seasons.

This is large size for a Yunomi teacup, and can be held with both hands. The teacup rim is beautifully flared open. The curve at the mouth not only brings vivid accent to the form but also fulfills a role to enhance the tea flavor when your mouth touches the Yunomi. The shape from the base to the middle is ample. Artisan flourishes include a fine woodwheel pattern and carved wavy linear pattern on the side. This brings a modern accent to the atmosphere.

AJISAI of this name means hydrangea in Japanese. AJISAI hydrangea has been traditionally used for motif of OMOGASHI confections for tea ceremony. OMOGASHI confections for tea ceremony express various flowers of the four seasons in Japan. It is said that AJISAI hydrangea drives away the unpleasant mood which is common in the TSUYU rainy season. Flowers and plants painted by Shunzan are modestly elegant and create a unique atmosphere. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

The size and form is designed to be suitable for use as a tea cup, matcha bowl, whiskey glass, ice cream bowl, and so on. This cup is an ideal size. It is not only beautiful but useful and well-designed.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that this work is a little different in each work because of features of this work.)




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Shunzan Mori

Shunzan Mori is the third Shunzan. He was born in Kyoto in 1958. He succeeded the third Shunzan after working at Yoshiya kiln for 6 years. He is well-known for bringing out the primary features of clay and creating beautiful flowers of the four seasons. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.
Shunzan Mori continuously strives to develop unique techniques. His graceful flowers painted on unique ceramic art consistently receives high evaluations.


- 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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