The kiln "Tsubohachi" (one of Japan's Six Ancient Kilns) is located in Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture. Here, Daiki Okuda, third generation potter of the kiln, continues the tradition. In this fast paced, stressful, and oftentimes cruel society, he made it his mission to bring a bit of relief to the people through his pottery. He believes in the power pottery has to heal hearts when people surround themselves with it.
Although Shigaraki-yaki is most famous for its iconic raccoon-like Tanuki statues, the tradition also has a long history of producing tea ware, large jars, and pots.
Materials: Clay, glaze
Measurements: Approximately 4in H x 2 3/4in diameter; holds approximately 8oz
Stunning hand-crafted cup made in traditional local style and clay
Created in the Tsubohachi kiln in Shiga Prefecture, one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, by third-generation artisan potter Daiki Okuda
Blue Shigaraki-yaki style features light speckled clay with soft heathered blue glaze
Subtle spiraling ridges on the walls of the cup and light glaze drips highlight the artisan handmade nature of the piece
Stackable with all Asemi Co. cups
Not dishwasher or microwave safe
Each cup is unique due to the natural variation of handmade products; the piece you receive may vary slightly from photo
Daiki Okuda Tsubohachi, Shiga Prefecture for Asemi Co. Tokyo, Japan
Images by Bezel & Kiln
AC701 $65 - Large Blue Shigaraki-yaki Cup
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