Cranes, pine trees, plum blossoms and bamboos are all very much loved symbols in Japan. Cranes and pine trees embodying longevity, plum blossoms signifying devotion and bamboos meaning strength and flexibility, this exquisitely hand-made CRANE, PINE, PLUM BLOSSOM & BAMBOO MOTIF TEA CUP PAIR is full of auspicious wishes, which makes a wonderful, thoughtful gift for special occasions.
This CRANE, PINE, PLUM BLOSSOM & BAMBOO MOTIF TEA CUP PAIR has been hand-crafted by Yamamoto Hokusai, known for its underglaze or overglaze decoration on the Ogata Kenzan style base. The colourful patches of orange and pink spots on the surface reflects Yamamoto Hokusai's masterful Gohonde technique that adds warmth to the work.
A sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style) porcelain that will enhance your tea ritual.
Yamamoto Hokusai was born in 1978, Kyoto. After studying in the Kyoto technical school of pottery, he followed Luc De Boeck to get more experienced in porcelain making. He started his own kiln in 2000.
Hokusai Kiln is famous for its underglaze or overglaze decoration on the Ogata Kenzan style base that creates an atmosphere of special warmness. The paintings of grass, flower or birds on the surface of the products also feature a similar soft brushwork which could make the users feel calm and comfortable. By combining the essence of previous works and the modern life style, Hokusai Kiln aims to create porcelain products that contain traditional artistic values while being easy to use in daily life.
This elegant Japanese longevity symbol-themed Matcha bowl (aka. "Chawan" in Japanese) has been hand-crafted by Sakata Bahan at Bahan kiln, Japan, known for combining the unique, natural character of soil with traditional painting and glazing techniques. With the gracious hand-painting of pine tree and crane, this beautiful Matcha bowl expresses an auspicious...
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