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Shigaraki Yaki Shime Kinsai Cup

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Original price $59.00
Original price $59.00 - Original price $59.00
Original price $59.00
Current price $47.20
$47.20 - $47.20
Current price $47.20

Shigaraki Yaki Shime Kinsai Cup

"Yaki-shime" refers to the pottery technique involving high-temperature firing, which contributes to the earthy tones and unique texture of the cup. "Kinsai" signifies gold adornments, adding an extra touch of luxury and elegance to this piece. Crafted from clay rich in feldspar and quartz, this cup displays the natural glaze and warmth typical of Shigaraki ware. 

You may refer to the following content for more information about the famous Shigaraki ware.

What is Shigaraki ware?

Shigaraki ware, or Shigaraki-yaki, is one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan, originating from the Shigaraki region in Shiga Prefecture. With roots dating back to the 12th century, this traditional craft flourished during the Muromachi period (1336–1573), and has been intimately linked with the tea ceremony since the 16th century.

The pottery's distinctive characteristics come from the local clay rich in feldspar and quartz, which produces natural glaze and warm, earthy tones during firing. Despite being widely recognised for its large tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) figurines, Shigaraki ware also includes tea utensils, plates, vases, and contemporary art pieces.

Japanese potteries are hand made. It is normal to have imperfections such as pits, marks and uneven shapes.

Made in Japan.

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Not for use in the oven. No harsh cleaning.


Capacity 260ml
Diameter 9.4cm, height 12cm

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