SHINO SHUNJYU (handcrafted Teacup: 200ml)

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

Handcrafted teacup: 200ml (7.04fl oz), diameter: 3.15inches (8cm) height: 3.74inches (9.5cm)
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Yoshinobu Kawashima in Kohzoh Kiln

This Yunomi has a strong yet tender atmosphere. White based earthenware is covered with black clay and coated with white glaze. Petals of cherry blossoms, maple and ginkgo leaves flutter on the white glaze. Elaborate work evokes a strong yet soft atmosphere and attracts our attention.

SHINO of this name means the place where this teacup originated, and SHUNJYU means spring and autumn in Japanese. Cherry blossoms, maple and ginkgo leaves which are representative flowers and plants in Japan are decorated on the SHINO earthenware. White color earthenware is covered with engobe, which is black clay. The design of petals and leaves are curved with a delicate touch. White glaze, which is called SHINO, is applied by brush with a soft touch. Shades of white glaze, applied by brush, create a dreamy atmosphere, as if we are about to touch the flowers and leaves, but cannot, though we reach out our hand.

Earthenware in SHINO was developed 400 years ago, and its technique, especially the glazing is superb. The color is strong white, and the thick glaze and KANNYU cracked surface creates the WABI SABI atmosphere.

Many of the processes used by the artisan to create this teacup require much time and effort. The techniques of carving the design of flowers and leaves, its glazing and KANNYU, are all merged into one graceful teacup. To consider the quality of this work, it is available at a reasonable price. We are sure that you will enjoy drinking Japanese tea in this elaborate cup.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)



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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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