Why We Love It
This authentic Kyoto ware coffee mug is handcrafted and hand painted making it a truly unique gift for coffee lovers.
Each coffee mug is expertly handcrafted and features the intricate beauty of hand-painted cherry blossoms, reflecting the exceptional artistry and aesthetics that are inherent to Kyoto's tradition of craftsmanship.
Unlike standard Japanese coffee cups, this mug is generously sized, allowing you to savor your favorite hot beverages to the fullest. The sturdy handles are designed for optimal comfort and functionality, ensuring that your morning coffee or tea is an enjoyable experience.
Why Choose a Coffee Mug from Kyoto?
Kiyomizu-yaki (清水焼) and Kyo-yaki (京焼) ceramics have enjoyed over four centuries of history. The names refer to pottery produced around Higashiyama in Kyoto, or within the wider city area. Kyoto ware is today a highly valued and government-designated traditional Japanese craft. Since Kyoto was long the seat of Japan’s Imperial Court, Kyoto ware is renowned for its stately elegance and ornate decoration.
Kyoto ware is mostly handmade in small quantities. It is especially prized for its exquisite hand-painted ceramics. These intricately drawn designs often depict the graceful scenery of Kyoto’s four seasons as well as reproducing other masterpieces in pottery form. These are highly decorative works of art that showcase classic luxury that are rarely found anywhere else in Japan.
Kitaya Yamamoto is an accomplished pottery artist known for his exceptional works at the Kitaya Kiln. He was born in Kyoto in 1978 and trained under Belgian-born ceramic artist Luc de Book for three years before establishing his own kiln in 2000. Yamamoto's pieces are revered for their refined elegance, delicacy, and unique appearance. Collectors and art enthusiasts appreciate his sophisticated aesthetic and attention to detail.
Caring For Your Kyoto Ware Coffee Mug
After use, the coffee mug should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help it to dry faster. Do not use in the dishwasher.
- Ceramic coffee mug
- Handmade in Japan
- Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
- As each handmade product is unique, there will be differences in size, color, and pattern from the photographs above.
- Size: Ø 3” (8cm), height 3¾” (9.5cm)
- Product code: 94114FL