Kyoto Kiyomizu-yaki Japanese tea sets (kyusu and yunomi) for sale

Authentic Kiyomizu ware Japanese tea sets

Kiyomizu-yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot hanagawari with paper box. ceramic. kymz-toua595

Actually, Kyoto is famous for having the area’s historic sites including the temples and shrines.

 

World Heritage Site of the temples in Kyoto

 

But the cultural district also has many specialties. One of that is Japanese green tea. A green tea in Kyoto, Uji-cha (宇治茶) has more than 800 years history. The high-class green tea is often used for the tea ceremony.

 

The classic green tea brought forth a beautiful pottery. That is Kiyomizu-yaki (Kyo-yaki).

 



 

Japanese tea sets of Kiyomizu-yaki

!Limited Stocks!

 

The Tale of Genji

“The Tale of Genji” is the masterpiece literature written by Musaraki-shikibu in the 16th century. The story tells the elegant court life and love romance of Hikaru Genji. 

 

Without cover

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot genjimonogatari with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIG036

 

 

 

 

With covers

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot genjimonogatari with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIG033

 

 

 

 

 

Obisansui (Lanscape in line)

The landscape with the color of indigo (Sometsuke) in a line. Simple but refined pattern.

 

 

Without cover

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot obisansui with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIB136

 

 

 

 

With covers

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot obisansui with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIN132

 

 

 

 

 

Shiroinka (White flower stamp)

Shiroinka is one of the traditional methods to make patterns on a pottery. After forming, the craftsmen put a seal on it.

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot white inka with paper box. ceramic. kymz-JGT215

 

 

 

 

Kikuborishonzui (Chrysanthemum and good omens)

The shape of the pottery looks like a chrysanthemum and have patterns of landscape and lucky symbols. It’s really refined one.

 

 

Without cover

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot kikuborishonzui with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIK052

 

 

 

 

With covers

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot kikuborishonzui with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIK037

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horiakae-kacho (Red colored flowers and birds)

One of the representative patterns of Kiyomizu-yaki. Polished and graceful.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot horiakae kacho with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JSH137

 

 

 

 

Kozanji (Chōjū-giga)

Chōjū-giga is an Animal Caricatures. Since Kozanji Temple has stored the picture scroll, people call the pattern also as Kozanji. The scroll is popular in Japan.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot kozanji with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JIK138

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanagawari (Change of flowers)

The typical pattern of Kyo-yaki. The change of flowers also means the change of climates.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot hanagawari with paper box. ceramic. kymz-toua595

 

 

 

 

 

Green leaf

The fresh colors are impressive. It’s like a scene of Arashiyama in April.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot green leaf with paper box. ceramic. kymz-JKA035

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirogake-soka (White glazed with beautiful flowers)

The white glaze impresses the brightness of the flowers.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot shirogakegosoka with paper box. ceramic. kymz-toua592

 

 

 

 

Hiwa-unka (Hazy Weather in Spring on yellowish green base)

Coming of Spring takes humidity to the Japanese islands. It is a cultural theme in the country.

 

Without cover

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot hiwakaun with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JRH133

 

 

 

 

With covers

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot hiwakaun with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-JRH042

 

 

 

 

 

Shisaikamon (Purple and gold coloring)

Not bright but luxury.

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot shisaikamon with paper box. ceramic. kymz-JTR216

 

 

 

 

Hagigasane (Purple of Japanese bush clover)

The color of Hagi (Japanese bush clover) was the noblest in ancient times in Japan. 

 

 

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of Japanese yunomi teacup and kyusu teapot hagigasane with paper box. ceramic. kymz-JSH202

 

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu ware (Kyo ware)

As the Traditional Crafts designated by Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the formal name of the pottery is “Kyo-yaki/Kiyomizu-yaki”. In ancient times, there were many other potteries in Kyoto and all of them were Kyo-yaki.

 

Today, it doesn’t matter that you recognize Kiyomizu-yaki and Kyo-yaki are the same things. Kiyomizu (Kyo) ware is the pottery produced in Higashiyama, Yamashina, and Uji area to be exact.

 

As the famous producing district of the Japanese green tea, the potteries from around the country were on the market in Kyoto from ancient times. But it hadn’t an original pottery.

 

With the development of the tea culture, the potteries gathered in the city and made the original one in Momoyama Period (1568-1600).

 

Since the Imperial family and court nobles lived in the central city of Japan, the potteries made the elegant and valuable products for them. It influenced Kutani ware in Ishikawa Prefecture.

 

The craftsmen of Kiyomizu-yaki/Kyo-yaki concentaite their skill on making the ceramic fit hands with the high-quality materials. From the fact that the pottery doesn’t have predefined earth, glaze, or method just like Arita (Imari) ware and Hagi ware

 

So each of the pottery shows the skill and sensitivity of the craftsman.

 





 

You might be interested in this too

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.