Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups

Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups
Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups

Japanese Tea Set - Hagi-yaki Katakuchi Water Cooler with 5 Guinomi Tea cups

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This Hagi-yaki tea set includes one katakuchi (yuzamashi, water cooler) and five guinomi (small teacups) each featuring a beige glaze with peach spots, a pattern known as gohonte.

Hagi-yaki (萩焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that comes from the town of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan and dates back over 400 years. Some of the oldest Hagi-yaki pieces have been declared National Treasures of Japan. The natural warm hues of its clay, along with the simple lines of its forms are highly valued within the traditional aesthetics of many tea ceremony schools.

Hagi ware is said to improve with age as the tannins in the tea slowly stain the fine cracks in the glaze (called crazing or kan-nyuu), creating a rich texture known as 'nanabake', or 'the 7 transformations'. Because of this slightly porous nature, some people like to dedicate their Hagi ware to one type of tea, such as sencha, to avoid having other aromas seep into the clay.

Dimensions:

Katakuchi:
10.2cm (4in) - width
5cm (2in) - height
120ml - capacity

Teacups:
5.9cm (2.3in) - width
5.1cm (2.1in) - height
50ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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