This stunning marbled Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacups) is made from green, beige, yellow, and red clay kneaded together in the nerikomi (練り込み) technique.
The cuts made to create the circular shapes in the black painted band reveal even more layers and patterns of marbeling. Made by Watanabe Yamazen (Stamped Yamazen: 山善)
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. Tea steeped in unglazed Tokoname teapots is said to have a mellower taste.
6.6cm (2.6in) - width
6.8cm (2.7in) - height
140ml - capacity
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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