This charming teacup was made in the ancient pottery town of Iga, located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. The clay has a slightly gritty feeling and features an abundance of small dark specks. A simple trailing vine pattern in dark brown creates a peaceful mood. This is a cup that one will never tire of using, because there are so many nuances of stroke to admire in the brushwork.
The perfect size for both the western hand and thirst, this cup holds just the right amount of tea when one is re-steeping a complex spring green tea.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares 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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