Enchanting glaze pattern
The patterns of beige glazes flowing on the dark brown body create unique characteristics and beauty. On the inside, it is coated with an off-white glaze, which shows tea color better. There is a little indentation on the side of the body, and it gives an accent. The hue is staid and warm on the whole. It create a homey atmosphere and can loosen things up. The warm color will fit in a winter setting, or is good for a relaxing teatime.
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 region||Mino (Gifu Japan)|
|Coating / Glaze||Gray glaze|
|Note||To 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.|