Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)
Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)

Green Crystal Kyoto Ware Yunomi Teacup Set by Touan (7fl.oz/200ml)

Regular price$139.99 USD
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Why We Love It

This authentic Kyoto ware teacup set features two sea green crystal glaze gradation yunomi teacups in a custom-made paulownia wooden box, signed by the artist, making it a truly unique gift for tea lovers.

Each cup is expertly handcrafted by the renowned Touan kiln that features Kyoto’s signature crystal glaze technique. This process requires a special glaze with zinc oxide and silica, fired at high temperatures, to produce exquisite crystalline patterns. The process demands exceptional skill and precision, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of Kyoto pottery beloved for its unique artistry and craftsmanship.

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 nearly all handmade in small quantities. The ceramic pigments in the Kyoto region contain large amounts of glass. This allows the artists to create wares that are extremely fine and delicate. The best example of such works is the flower crystal ceramics by Touan kiln. These are highly decorative works of art that showcase classic luxury that are rarely found anywhere else in Japan.

Touan kiln was founded in 1926 at Higashiyama Sennyu-ji temple in Kyoto. The kiln has been manufacturing Kyoto-Kiyomizu ware for almost 100 years. Nowadays, there are about twenty craftsmen employed by Touan, making it one of the largest kilns in Kyoto.

Caring For Your Kyoto Ware Teacups

After use, the teacups should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help them to dry faster.

Details

  • 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
  • Kyo-ware/Kiyomizu-ware
  • 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: 94112GR

Free Shipping

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
  • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

Shipping Times

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
  • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
  • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.

Taxes

  • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
  • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
  • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
  • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
  • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

Shipping Locations

  • All our products come to you from Japan.
  • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

Track Your Order

  • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
  • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

*Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
  • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
  • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
  • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’.

Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

Do I have to pay shipping costs?

We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original outward shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

Can I exchange for a different product?

Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

What if my item is damaged?

Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

How long will my refund take?

We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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