Porcelain cups made in Japan
These cups allow
you to enjoy tea in the classic Japanese style and appreciate its
many flavours and aromas.
These porcelain cups were
painted entirely by hand. The decoration recalls the Mino landscape
at dusk against the faint glow of the sky.
Because they are made by
hand using traditional methods, no two cups are exactly the
These cups are
made in the Mino region, in the prefecture of Gifu (around 30 km
north of Nagoya). The Mino Yaki pottery has been a renowned centre
of ceramics in Japan for several centuries. The history of Mino
Yaki began more than 1,300 years ago. During the Hein period
(794-1185), glaze made using ash, called Shirashi, was
introduced.During the Momoyama period (1573-1603), increasing
interest in the tea ceremony among the Japanese people led to
growth in the production of tea accessories. Many potters moved to
the Mino region due to the number of clay and fuel suppliers there.
It was during this period that the Mino Yaki pottery developed.
Then, in the 17th century, Mino potters had the revolutionary idea
of building ceramic kilns on the region’s steep mountainsides.
These kilns made the region’s pottery famous throughout the
Volume: 13 cl
Height: 5.5 cm
Diameter: 8.7 cm
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