This pair of stunning marbled Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacups) are made from green, beige, yellow, and red clay kneaded together in the nerikomi (練り込み) technique. The cuts made to create these cups' faceted shapes reveal even more layers and patterns of marbling.
These cups were made by Mizukani Gyouzan (水上暁山).
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.
6.5cm (2.6in) - width
5cm (2in) - height
100ml - capacity
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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