For 2 piece, 15% off at check out (Coupon code: Arita2cupKTY)
Beautiful crystals on blue & white.
Shape of the cups are traditional style of Japan - Tenmoku-shape.
In Japanese tea/ceramic history, this shape of match bowl have been popular several hundreds.
The lip of cup is smooth and appropriate thinness – you can feel taste of tea well without stress.
Shinemon kiln's porcelain stone is very while like snow. Because they select high grade porcelain stone. Please pay attention to unglazed part, which is bottom of the cup and foot ring. It is purely white.
High grade material (porcelain stone) also gives good effect to the color of glaze.
By manipulating kiln atmosphere (flame, temperature, oxygen etc) create beautiful colors and crystals.
Crystalline glaze sometimes result in not enough crystals on body. Only the ones with beautiful crystals are selected and handed to customers.
Please note: Volume of crystals (inside/outside) of a cup is different each piece. The photos shown in this page is a sample photo. Your understanding is highly appreciated.
Arita is the earliest production are of Japanese porcelain. It started in the 1610s. It has a history of 400 years. Arita-yaki (Arita ware) is one of the highest level porcelains in Japan.
Size: Width: 7.5cm / Height: 5cm
Capacity: Approx. 80ml Box: Wood box . Good for gift, too.