Karatsu Kohiki Tea Cup

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Karatsu Kohiki Tea Cup

$24

Out of stock

Description
This handmade tea cup is a perfect example of craftsmanship of the kilns of Karatsu area, Saga pref. (northern Kyushu).  Its blue, grey and black glaze is specific to the Chosen (Korean) Karatsu pottery style.

You will enjoy its rough glaze and its white colour will let you admire the emerald green of your sencha or kamairicha. 

Size
Diameter: 9 cm, 
Height: 6.5 cm 
Capacity: 150 ml 

Artist

JUNZO YAMASHITA

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.

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.

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Karatsu Kohiki Tea Cup

$24

Out of stock

Description
This handmade tea cup is a perfect example of craftsmanship of the kilns of Karatsu area, Saga pref. (northern Kyushu).  Its blue, grey and black glaze is specific to the Chosen (Korean) Karatsu pottery style.

You will enjoy its rough glaze and its white colour will let you admire the emerald green of your sencha or kamairicha. 

Size
Diameter: 9 cm, 
Height: 6.5 cm 
Capacity: 150 ml 

Artist

JUNZO YAMASHITA

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.

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.

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