Japanese Teacups - Meoto Pair of Shigaraki-yaki Lidded Yunomi - 155ml

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This couples' pair of Shigaraki-yaki lidded yunomi (teacups) feature patches of green ash glaze over unglazed stoneware. The cup's lid helps keep dust out and heat in.

Called 'meoto yumomi' in Japanese, couple's pairs of teacups are traditional gifts.

Shigaraki-yaki (信楽焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from the area around Shigaraki town in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Shigaraki since at least the 12th century, with some saying it started as early as 742 AD. Made from clay taken from around Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, Shigaraki ware is known for its warm colours, natural aesthetic, and glassy glazes.


Larger Cup:
7.4cm (2.9in) - width
11.5cm (4.5in) - height
170ml - capacity

Smaller Cup:
7.0cm (2.8in) - width
10.6cm (4.2in) - height
140ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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