Japanese Teacups - Set of 3 古川利男 Tenmoku-gata Kiyomizu-yaki Senchawan - 140ml

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A set of three tenmoku-gata Kiyomizu-yaki senchawan (teacups designed for sencha). These teacups are made in the classic conical tenomku shape and glazed in a stunning crazed deep-beige snowflake celadon. Unlike other crazed celadon glazes which only have one layer of cracks, snowflake celadon glazes (called 'hyōretsukan'nyū' (氷裂貫入) or 'ice-crack' in Japanese), require a thick application of the glaze, allowing the cracks to form layers, resulting in this striking effect.

Made by Furukawa Toshio (古川利男). Born in Kyoto in 1949, Furukawa-san has spent decades perfecting his celadon glazes, specifically this difficult to achieve 'ice-crack' glaze, modelling them off of ancient Song dynasty Chinese celadon pieces.

Kiyomizu-yaki (清水焼) (also called Shimizu-yaki) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Gojōzaka district near Kiyomizu Temple, in Kyoto, Japan. A subset of Kyo-yaki which refers to all pottery made in the Kyoto area, Kiyomizu ware has been produced since the 16th century


10cm (3.9in) - width
5.4cm (2.1in) - height
140ml - capacity

Condition: Very good

Ships from Thailand


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