Pattern: Akadama Kirin Yourakumon - Red Golden Kirin Unicorn Diadem Motif
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 of them are even considered "Meibutsu" or of 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.
Choosing the right gaiwan can be a daunting task for beginners and experienced tea lovers alike. As simple as the construction of this lidded vessel appears, there are many aspects of it that can set them apart. We chose this piece because its size allows it to be handled easily, and the lid can be rested between the cup and saucer when not it use. The walls are quite thin and lightweight but the size is still big enough to serve multiple cups. This is our vessel of choice at 29b Teahouse to make all of our oolong, puerh, and hongcha!
Made in Arita, Japan
No box available
Brewing cup: 7cm(H) x 9.5cm (W)
With saucer and lid: 10cm(H) x 10cm (W)