This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
Handcrafted teacup: 200ml (7.04fl oz), diameter: 2.95inches (7.5cm) height: 3.74inches (9.5cm)
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln
Painted by Zenshoh Yamaoka at Zenshoh Kiln
This Yunomi feature one of the quintessential and well-loved works by Hokusai Katsushika (1760 - 1849). It is said that Hokusai is the most famous UKIYOE Japanese woodblock print artisan and influenced the impressionist painters such as Vincent van Gogh. NAMIURA is painted on these Yunomi by Zenshoh Yamaoka, who is the leading expert on painting derived from masterpieces in the middle ages. This is painted exquisitely and precisely and it recalls Hokusai's UKIYOE work faithfully.
This image is remarkable because Mt. Fuji, which should essentially be grandly and exquisitely painted, is painted small at the middle of the painting, and the great waves and ships rocked by the billowing sea are painted dynamically and vividly. The contrast of waves and silence of Mt. Fuji, and one more contrast brought by perspective create much visual interest.
We don't usually add pillbox-style Yunomi like those used at SUSHI restaurants because the majority of pillbox-style Yunomi are suitable for drinking low grade teas. It is difficult to find high quality Yunomi of this particular style. However, this Yunomi is suitable for high grade tea due to the quality and well-planned design. They are opened widely toward the outside which helps feel soft in the mouth and delicately appreciate the subtle taste of high grade tea. And as above, these Yunomi are painted quite exquisitely and precisely. And the images are so quintessential and well-loved, we could not help adding these Yunomi to our lines.
Mt. Fuji was officially registered on the world heritage list in 2013. Would you enjoy high quality Japanese tea and the most famous UKIYOE of Hokusai with this fine Yunomi?
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.