This tsutsu-gata Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacup) features an engraved scene of a fence with a sign reading 小岩井 and a mountain and is further decorated with calligraphy. The piece is signed Iwagin (いわぎん).
Tokoname-yaki (常滑焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Tokoname since the 12th century. Today, Tokoname ware is known for its iconic brick-red clay called shudei. Famously used in teaware and bonsai pots, this clay’s vibrant colour comes from its rich iron content.
6.1cm (2.4in) - width
8.1cm (3.2in) - height
150ml - capacity
Condition: Like new
Ships from Thailand
Like what you see? Follow us on Instagram @tezumitea and comment "I love tea" on any photo for a chance to win free teaware!