Why We Love It
This authentic Kyoto ware husband & wife teacup set features two hand-painted yunomi cups with one slightly taller than the other to symbolize balance and harmony. Elegantly presented 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, and features the intricate beauty of hand-painted irises and timeless waka poems, reflecting the exceptional artistry and aesthetics that are inherent to Kyoto's tradition of 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 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.
Mori Shunji (Shunzan Kiln) is a third-generation artist who has received numerous awards at prestigious exhibitions such as the Nitten and Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition. He studied under the tutelage of masters Miyashita Zenju and Yoshiji, and is a certified Traditional Craftsman of Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki.
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) for the larger, Ø 2¾” (7cm), height 3½” (8.5cm)
- Product code: 94108FL