É Garatsu Green Tea Cup Set by Wada Hiroaki
Karatsu is a style of high-fired pottery which originated in Japan's Kyushu region in the 15th and 16th century. It is denoted by iron brushed images under a translucent glaze - "pictures" called é in Japanese. With the introduction and proliferation of porcelain in 17th century in the same area, karatsu suffered a long decline but has recently undergone a revival among pottery enthusiasts who appreciate its warmth and simplicity.
Wada Hiroaki helps keep the tradition alive with the introduction of these charming é garatsu green tea cups. They are wood fired at Ōizumi-gama and enrobed with all the rustic charm of Karatsu wares of old. Zen circles, or enso, are rendered in iron brushwork on the face.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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