A pair of tsutsu-gata Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacups) decorated with bamboo engraving. In keeping with the bamboo theme, the cups themselves are in the shape of a bamboo stalk featuring a bamboo node at their waist. Made by 亮泉 朱泥 (Ryosen Azuchi).
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.
5.1cm (2in) - width
6.9cm (2.7in) - height
140ml - capacity
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