Raku ware tea bowls of Kyo-Kiyomizu ware for sale

Raku Matcha bowls, traditional lead glazed earthenware pottery from Kyoto Prefecture on Amazon.com   Do you know that Matcha bowls have classes? For Koicha ( exceptionally dark Matcha) of the tea ceremony, it is the rule to choose the high-class tea bowls. Basically, a plain Matcha bowls is high grade and the one with the pattern is lower. And there is a proverb in the world of the tea ceremony. “First Raku, second Hagi, and third Karatsu”. They are proper pottery for the tea ceremony.   Related Post   Hagi ware is the pottery from Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Karatsu ware is from Saga Prefecture.  Related Post   But the most Read more about Raku ware tea bowls of Kyo-Kiyomizu ware for sale[…]

Luxury Japanese Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea cups for sale

High-quality tea cups of Kyo-Kiyomizu yaki ceramics on Amazon.com   The origin of the Kyo-Kiyomizu ware pottery dates back more than 1200 years in Kyoto. The soft colors and warm appearance are the features of the traditional ceramic. Unlike Arita Yaki and Kutani Yaki, this pottery has no fixed type. Kiyomizu-yaki is made in the Kiyomizu area in Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyo-yaki is made in the prefecture. There are various patterns of the pottery because the styles differ depending on the craftsmen.         If the tea cups get cracked…   High-quality Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea (coffee) cups        Cups     Yellow Flower arabesque       Red Read more about Luxury Japanese Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea cups for sale[…]

Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan

Traditional Japanese porcelains with phoenix pattern that you can buy on Amazon.com       The phoenix, which appears in mythology from ancient Egypt to Greece, is a legendary bird that has lived for 500 years and is dead from the ashes. On the other hand, as another source in Asia, there has been an auspicious imaginary bird called 鳳凰 about 3000 years ago. Even to Japan, which adopted various Chinese cultures, 鳳凰 came and it was incorporated into various designs as a symbol of good luck. Japanese people have called the bird “Ho-o”.   The figure is somewhat different from that of the western one. The Asian phoenix has a Read more about Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan[…]

Ceramic sake cup sets from 4 Japanese traditional crafts

Arita, Kiyomizu, Kutani, and Hagi pottery and porcelain sake cup sets from Amazon.com       A ceramic is a most popular drinking ware when the people drink sake in Japan. Though there are choko or guinomi cups of tin or glass, they are just for the cold sake and not for hot. On that point, we can enjoy both cold and hot the Japanese rice wine with the pottery or porcelain sake cups. Furthermore, there are all sorts of ceramic sake cups, it is fun to choose. When you have sets of the cups, the drinking with the family or friends would be more enjoyable! I would like to show Read more about Ceramic sake cup sets from 4 Japanese traditional crafts[…]

Japanese Kiyomizu porcelain lucky cat figurines

Traditional Kiyomizu (Kyo)-Yaki ceramic for the lucky cat Maneki-neko     One of the most popular and traditional lucky item in Japan is Maneki-neko (beckoning cat). The lucky cat figurine has stood in the shops or homes for more than 300 years all over the country. Actually, the reason why the waving cat became to be loved is not clear.   According to one estimate, the fuedal lord Ii Naotaka (1590-1659) dropped Gotokuji Temple on the way back from the falconry because a waving cat invited him at the gate of the temple. When he received the treat and preaching, it suddenly started to rain so hard. Naotaka appreciated the Read more about Japanese Kiyomizu porcelain lucky cat figurines[…]

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

Authentic Kiyomizu ware Japanese tea sets 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 Read more about Kyoto Kiyomizu-yaki Japanese tea sets (kyusu and yunomi) for sale[…]