Hohin: 135ml (4.75fl oz) diameter: 3.35inch (8.5cm) height: 2.76inch (7.0cm)
Yunomi (pair): 45ml (1.58fl oz) each
Yuzamashi: 110ml (3.87fl oz)
Made by Shoami Takano
Hohin is a Kyusu without a handle and is used to brew only the highest grade of Uji tea. Hohin means "Treasure Jar" or "Magical Jar" in Japanese. It is said that high grade tea becomes more mellow in the Hohin.
Hohin is also for nursing your soul rather than for satisfying your thirst because the capacity is somewhat smaller than a basic Kyusu. The pour spout is made in a special way that allows tiny tea leaves to be poured together with the tea water. It is said that the poured tiny tea leaves enhance the flavor of the tea.
Therefore, Hohin should not be used for lower grade teas, Fukamushi Sencha, or tea leaves harvested in locations other than Uji in the Kyoto region. Hohin should only be used to brew the highest grade tea leaves grown in Uji in Kyoto, such as Pinnacle or Super Premium grade green tea at Hibiki-an.
The scenic beauties of Sumi-e ink painting, which are drawn on this Hohin set, showcase a traditional technique used for high class Japanese porcelain. It is requires elevated expertise to express perspective and subtlety only with contrasting density of cobalt blue. On the small surface of each component; mountains, lakes, trees, dwellings, a small Japanese boat, and so on are drawn gracefully.
The walls of each Yunomi of this set are very thin in order to enjoy the subtle flavor of excellent Uji tea. Just as a fine crystal glass can make red wine taste better, so too can a thin Yunomi improve the flavor of green tea. And of course, the inside of the Yunomi is pure white and drawn nothing in order to enjoy subtle color of the tea.
It is also a feature of using this Hohin set that the atmosphere becomes much more graceful and still. The beauty of the painting and enhanced flavor of the tea creates a relaxing atmosphere for your soul.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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