This handmade tea cup is a great example of what the Kohiri style, another specialty of the kilns of Karatsu area, Saga pref. You will enjoy its rough glaze and its white colour will let you admire the emerald green of your sencha or kamairicha. Each cup is unique.
Size: diameter: 9 cm, height: 6.5 cm
content: 150 ml
About Kohiki Karatsu style
For making Kohiri ware, potters apply a white slip over a leather hard high iron clay body. After drying, a thin layer of clear feldspar or ash glaze is applied.
Inspired by ancient Korean pottery traditions, the Kohiki style has been incorporated into Karatsu ware more recently than other styles. It is closely associated with tea, as it appealed to many warriors of the late 1500s who loved drinking green tea.
About Yamashita san
Following on the footsteps of his father, Yamashita san has been creating Chosen Karatsu ware for nearly 30 years now. IKKYU is delighted to propose his wonderful craft to overseas tea lovers for the first time. His pottery is heated in a traditional climbing kiln made of refractory bricks, and fired by groups of potters.