FURUKAWA TAKESHI Nogime Rabbit Hair Tea Cup 古川剛 N63 禾目兔毫盏
Beautiful pattern like plant's awn. Thin lines like rabbit hair in the cup. People in old time called this pattern awn or rabbit hair. The thin lines start from edge of the cup and running to the center of the cup. It is beautiful and attractive both inside and outside.
Layers of brown, black, silver, gold, reddish color, reflecting light softly. It is gorgeous and elegant.
Thin body, good feeling to your lip. FURUKAWA TAKESHI is an ceramic artist from Kyoto. The thinness is the element of the beauty of Kyoto ceramic. It is the values and aesthetics born in Kyoto's long ceramic history and culture. You can feel it in this cup.
Making thin cup with perfect shape, and with beautiful pattern requires high technique.
Make thin body with clay is not easy and thin body can be easily distorted during firing.
TAKESHI FURUKAWA is known as one of the best artist among younger generation of Tenmoku artists. His technique makes it possible to make beautiful thin cups.
His works are evaluated that even without glazing, the shape itself is graceful.
His long years research and trial produced such a beautiful color and shine.