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Kyoto Teacup / Blue Cherry Blossom

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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

This is a teacup with the popular Ichirakugama cherry blossom design.
The detailed floral pattern is cute, and the design blends in well with interior decor without being too assertive. The lightweight teacups are made by machining, making them easy to use in daily life and creating a blissful moment when enjoying a cup of tea. Please enjoy it together with the rice bowl.

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:400 years ago / 1600AD / Edo period in Japan

Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware are ceramics produced in Kyoto. The difference between these two is the Kyo-ware refers to the whole ceramics produced in Kyoto, while Kiyomizu-ware refers to the ceramics in Kiyomizu area. In the early Edo period (1600s), main production was tea ceremony utensils. While mechanization has spread to other production centers as time has progressed, Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware is that they are still made by hand. One of the characteristics of Kyoy-ware and Kiyomizu-ware is that many avant-garde artists have emerged, creating a variety of works that cannot be lumped together. There is no set style, and the free style boosted the popularity among the masses.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Yuya Yamamoto / Ichirakugama
The third generation of Ichirakugama potters has been studying Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery under the second generation of Ichirakugama potters, who took over the name "Ichirakugama" in Kyoto in 1990. He is a hardworking individual who studies glazes at a research center in addition to his daily work. He mainly produces tableware used in prestigious Japanese restaurants and has an established reputation among many of his clients. His works are characterized by blue and white tones.

Craftsman Passion

"Not focusing on making right choice, but make it right after the decision"
Once I take my first step onto the path of craftsmanship, I intend to put forth the utmost effort I have and get down to work on production. I want to establish my own style while preserving the techniques that have been passed down from my family, and I want to grow so that I can be proud of myself for having become a craftsman.

 

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Kintsugi Insurance Service:Eternal Product Life

What is Kintsugi: Explanation and PICTURE

Kintsugi is one of the traditional skills in Japan repairing broken ceramics or glass. Broken part will be mended with lacquer and the product will get more beautiful look with covering gold/silver on the area of breakage.

Cost for Kintsugi Insurance

Our selling price includes Kintsugi Insurance (Only in the case of kintsugi available products such as Ceramics). Once our products are broken, please let us know and send it to Japan. Your product will be back to your home with upgrading beautiful outlook!

Delivery Fee

Although Kintsugi itself is free as an insurance service, delivery fee will be owned by customers each time. However, it will worth using this kintsugi service since the story between you and products will continue!

Measurement

Width:7.5cm
Depth:7.5cm
Height:9cm
Weight:153g

Material & Caution

Materials

Clay

Caution

Individual Difference

As each piece is handmade, there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about 2 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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