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White Hagi wave ippukuwan (290ml / 10.2oz)[081005]

Our Selling Price: 1,800Yen (tax excl.)

Joint appearances

You can find grains in the clay on the earthy, rough body. The beige glaze (called Hagi) coats the whole inside, and the outside is adorned with a wave design. This Hagi glaze is glossy and has floating color contrasts. A brown hue appears around the glaze. It accentuates the wave design and creates the unique character. This cup can be a principal item in your tea setting with its distinctive presence.


Ippukuwan look like sencha-cups, but they are usually larger and thicker. They are kind of a new style. There is no certain name for this kind of cup. They are sometimes called “ippukuwan” or “tappuriwan”. They will be appreciated when you want to have a little longer break with a plenty of tea. They are useful like mug cups. You can use them as a daily personal cup. They will also be good for guest tea cups. There are a variety in colors and patterns. Find your favorite one!

  A tradition of quality

Produced in the Toki, Tajimi, Mizunami, and Kani regions of Gifu prefecture with a 1300-year history, Mino ware accounts for over 50 percent of Japanese ceramics now. As “the way of tea” gained popularity about 400 years ago, craftsmen in Mino began producing artistic tea utensils. Shino (white and textured), Kizeto (yellow ocher), Oribe (green pattern over light gray base) and Setoguro (black) are representative of these crafts. Now, 15 types of Mino ware are government-recognized traditional crafts of Japan.
Nowadays, there are many manufacturers of Mino ware, with factories producing large numbers of these fine ceramics. A side variety of ceramics, including tableware, tiles, and tools are produced by inheriting the techniques of the past and being challenged to create new technologies for the future. Mino ware’s long history and high quality makes it a prime example of Japanese ceramics and an excellent addition to any collection.

Production regionMino (Gifu Japan)
Serving290ml (10.23oz)
Dimensions100*100*h73mm (3.94*3.94*h2.87in)
Weight258g (9.1oz)
MaterialPotter's clay
Coating / GlazeHagi glaze
NoteTo create Japanese potter ware taste, this cup uses clay and glaze that encourage uneven development. Therefore, the one you purchase is unique, and the hue and pattern are not exactly the same as shown in the pictures.