These breathtaking teacups are made by Konishi Yohei, a master craftsman located in Tokoname. He is a recognized Tokoname City Human Cultural Asset and has received many prestigious prizes for his expressive work.
Small stamped impressions of flowers cover the front surfaces of the teacups, giving them a lovely texture. Each flower has been meticulously applied with a small, carved wooden or ceramic stamp by a steady hand. The interior of the teacups also gain an interesting ‘bumped’ texture from the backside of these impressions.
These cups were fired in a wood burning kiln, and the surface of the cups show some flash marks and kiln changes from the energy of the kiln. Some areas of the outside of the cups wear a thin, clear; other areas do not.
Konishi Yohei’s work is highly sought after. These teacups are art pieces as much as they are functional teacups – something for a Japanese tea wares collector and a tea enthusiast to treasure. We have waited approximately 1-year to receive these teacups and we are thrilled to be able to offer them to a lucky customer.
This is a meoto yunomi set of cups (meoto means”married couple”). Meoto yunomi usually come in the same pattern (although patterns can vary but be complimentary and colors may differ) but in two different sizes (and sometimes slightly different shapes). Traditionally, the larger cup is for the ‘husband’ and the smaller cup is for the ‘wife’.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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