Nakazato Tarouemon XIV

Madara Tea Cup

Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
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An exquisite white tea cup handmade at the kiln of Master Nakazato Tarouemon XVI, using the Madara Karatsu style created in the 16th century.

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A delicate and exquisite white tea cup in clay, made in accordance with the Madara Karatsu style (going back to the 16th century), also called “White Karatsu ware”. This cup was glazed with an opaque high silica, using rice straw ash, which melts and interacts with the iron in the clay body and the ash from the pinewood used in the kiln.

This creates a milky surface mottled with spots or areas of blue and black. An exceptional tea cup handmade at the kiln of the 14th generation Nakazato Tarouemon in Karatsu, under his direct supervision.

Sold in a wooden box decorated with hand calligraphy, for a special gift.


Height: 6.2 cm
Diameter: 6.8 cm
Capacity: 80ml

Artist Information

Nakazato Tarouemon XIV

Born in 1957, Nakazato Tarouemon XIV, currently the Nakazato family's 14th generation, inherits the rich legacy of Karatsu ceramics and of his family. Surrounded by Karatsu ware from the day he was born, he took over his family's kiln in 1983. He soon came to realize how much brilliant work exists in old Karatsu ware. Today, he works daily to keep the tradition alive and make the unique beauty of Karatsu ware better known overseas.

The Nakazato kiln has been in activity since the end of the 16th century in what is today Karatsu city in Saga prefecture, facing the Korean peninsula.

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Lisa L.
United Kingdom

Beautiful tea cups

The tea cups are very beautiful and it is a special experience to drink tea out of them.

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benoit g.
France France


it's a real pleasure to drink my morning tea in this perfectly handsize magnificent cup

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