Why We Love Them
This authentic Kyoto ware teacup set features two hand-painted yunomi teacups in a custom-made paulownia wooden box, signed by the artist making it a truly unique gift for tea lovers.
Featuring a hand-painted crane and plum blossom motif, symbols of longevity, good fortune, and beauty in Japan. Each yunomi cup in this limited-edition set is meticulously crafted by highly skilled artisans using time-honored techniques, resulting in a stunning, one-of-a-kind work of art.
Kyoto ware is an ideal choice for tea lovers, thanks to the high-quality local clay used in its production. Known for its porous quality, this type of clay helps to retain the full flavor and aroma of the tea, resulting in an exceptional tea-drinking experience.
Why Choose a Yunomi Teacup Set 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 Teacups
After use, the teacups should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help them to dry faster.
- Teacup set, comprising two ceramic teacups
- Handmade in Japan
- Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
- Includes custom-made wooden box, signed by the artist
- As each handmade product is unique, there will be differences in size, color, and pattern from the photographs above.
- Size: Ø 3” (7.5cm), height 3¾” (9.5cm)
- Product code: 94110CR