Why We Love It
This Tokoname Teacup Set features two handcrafted teacups in a classic tokoname red hue. They are made of red Tokoname clay. The inside of the teacups is painted in sumi-e style white brush to appreciate the color of the tea.
These teacups are suitable for any types of tea. Sencha (middle- to high-grade green tea) and kariganecha (high-grade stem tea) are especially recommended.
Why Choose a Teacup from Tokoname
Tokoname teapots and teacups are lightweight, resistant, smooth, and particularly easy to use. Green tea enthusiasts swear by the taste that Tokoname clay imparts to the tea. It is said that the iron contained in Tokoname clay softens the astringency and adds roundness to Japanese green tea.
Tokoname-yaki ware is produced in the area around the town of Tokoname, in Aichi prefecture, and is one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. Tokoname is the center of teapot production in Japan: nowadays, there are numerous kilns in activity, with artisans still pursuing traditional techniques.
This teacup set is handcrafted by Ukou kiln, which has been making tea ware since 1972. Their obi chakoshi (belt strainer) was patented in 1987. In the last decades, the company received several awards including the coveted Omotenashi Selection.
Caring For Your Teacups
After use, the teacups should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help them to dry faster. Suitable for dishwashers.
- Set of two teacups
- Handmade in Japan
- Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
- As each handmade product is unique, there may be small differences in size, color and pattern from the photographs above.
- Size: ⌀ 3.5” (9cm), height 2.2” (5.5cm), capacity 3½ fl.oz (100ml)