Japanese Teacup - Sky Blue Glazed Bizen-yaki Yunomi - 160ml

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This tsutsu-gata Bizen-yaki yunomi (teacup) features a solid sky blue glazed interior with an abstract exterior glaze pattern.

Bizen-yaki (備前焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Bizen province, now part of Okayama prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Bizen since at least the 14th century.

Fired at high temperature for a long time (as long as 14 days) in wood-burning kilns, Bizen ware is known for its earthen colours and lack of traditional glaze. Because of the clay’s high rate of shrinkage, it is unsuitable for glazing. Instead, the designs found on Bizen ware come from kiln effects and include traces of molten ash resembling glaze and markings resulting from wood-burning kiln firing.


6.1cm (2.4in) - width
8.1cm (3.2in) - height
160ml - capacity

Condition: Very good (please note: there is a very subtle interior upper-body hairline crack, item does not leak)

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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