Pattern: Bakeneko Magical Cat Brothers Jumping
Hand-painted, bespoke porcelain houhin featuring ancient Japanese and Chinese design patterns often found on vintage kimonos, kimono belts, scrolls, and Kobukusa (chawan silk brocade cloths). Some are considered "Meibutsu," or a distinguished pattern from ancient Chinese nobility. The patterns often depict flowers, landscapes, whimsical characters, or mythical creatures from folklore. Each piece takes two months to complete due to the intricacy of the work and multiple firings since different colors have different temperatures.
This new style of houhin has been worked on for several years to accommodate ease of use, comfort, and overall serving size. It is the teapot at 29b Teahouse for making delicate green teas from any country. The wide space allows full Chinese leaves to expand and float, the threaded spout can even hold back the small broken leaves of Japanese sencha. It is very easy to clean, and porcelain is a neutral material that won't absorb taste for use with many different teas.
Made in Arita, Japan