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Tokoname Green & Black Mogake Teacup


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Potter: Hakusan (Hakusan KATAYAMA III)
Tokoname Pottery
Made in Japan

Height: 1.9″
Functional capacity: 2 oz

Cups are sold individually


This charming teacup features a distinctive warm green glaze that elegantly changes very subtly as one turns the cup in the hand. As you can see from the images, the tone of green also varies from cup to cup. The attractive fine lines on this teacup are produced by a technique called mogake. To achieve these effects, Hakusan wraps long, string-like pieces of seaweed around the teacup before firing the vessel in the kiln. During firing, the salt in the seaweed reacts with the clay, leaving distinctive, spidery- thin tracings of color across the surface where the seaweed was in contact with the teapot. The swirl of white inside the cup demands our attention and is wonderful for showing off the color of Japanese green tea.

Born in 1949, Hakusan studied teapot making under his father Tadayoshi KATAYAMA and is an award winning member of both the Japan Sencha Crafts Association and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association.

This cup must be one of the most gorgeous and wonderful-to-hold teacups that Tea Trekker has ever offered!

Please Note:
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.

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