This set of four Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacups) feature red shudei clay engraved with ume plum blossoms and a white inner glaze. Made by Kouyou (弘洋).
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.
7.4cm (2.9in) - width
5.1cm (2in) - height
110ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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