Karatsu Large Cup

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Karatsu Large 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 texture difference and how the colour of the tea is enhanced by its light grey hue. It is perfect for both hot and cold brews, and can be enjoyed with any kind of tea, including gyokuro.

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 Chosen Karatsu style 
Chosen Karatsu is a type of ware that has been glazed with a high iron ash glaze (black to amber) and a rice straw ash glaze (white) applied separately on the ware.

This creates a striking contrast of clear and darker glazes, and a beautiful waterfall effect where colours flow and melt together, reminiscent of the natural landscapes of Kyushu. 

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Karatsu Large 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 texture difference and how the colour of the tea is enhanced by its light grey hue. It is perfect for both hot and cold brews, and can be enjoyed with any kind of tea, including gyokuro.

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 Chosen Karatsu style 
Chosen Karatsu is a type of ware that has been glazed with a high iron ash glaze (black to amber) and a rice straw ash glaze (white) applied separately on the ware.

This creates a striking contrast of clear and darker glazes, and a beautiful waterfall effect where colours flow and melt together, reminiscent of the natural landscapes of Kyushu. 

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