Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan
Shigaraki is a small village in Shiga, Japan, situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto. Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producing history dates back over 1,300 years. Shigaraki-yaki is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan. Traditional Shigaraki ware is known for its distinct characteristics of texture and tone which are raw, yet warm and earthy, and it is embodied the traditional wabi sabi aesthetic. In 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.
This Shigaraki ware coffee cup and saucer has been carefully fired in the kiln to achieve a beautiful scarlet color (HIIRO in Japanese) and is finished with a random draping pattern by bluish-white glaze.
The iron content in the Shigaraki clay oxidises during the firing process and turns reddish brown. Shigaraki clay contains just the right amount of iron to produce this scarlet color. Even if the same Shigaraki clay is used, the colour of the finished product will differ, depending on the firing method and the degree of firing, and this is the charm of Shigaraki ware.
*There are differences in color shades and pattern due to handmade and kiln conditions.
Shigaraki Ware Cup & Saucer by Hechimon, in the theme of "Flame" - reminiscent of sunset color. Shigaraki ceramics - one of the six ancient kilns in Japan is known for its wabi-sabi personality and connection with elements of nature. 210 ml capacity.
Shigaraki Ware Tasse & Unterteller von Hechimon in Farbe "Flamme" - erinnert an Sonnenuntergang. Shigaraki Keramik - einer der sechs alten Öfen von Japan ist bekannt für seine wabi sabi Persönlichkeit und Verbundenheit mit Elementen der Natur. 210ml Kapazität.
[ Dimension (approx.) / Maße (ca.) ]
cup/Tasse: Φ 8,5 cm x H. 6,5 cm
saucer/Unterteller: Φ 14,5 cm
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[ Material ]
ceramic (Pottery) / Keramik (Ton) - Shigaraki ware
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[ origin / hergestellt ]
in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
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* This product is not microwave-safe.
* Hand wash only. This product is not dishwasher safe.
* Dieses Produkt ist nicht mikrowellengeeignet.
* Nur von Hand waschen. Dieses Produkt ist nicht spülmaschinenfest.
◆ General caution
The item is handmade and each piece has its own unique character and may have slightly different sizes, shapes and color variations. We thank you for your understanding of the handicrafts.
- Artisan Collection from Shigaraki, Japan
- Brand Producer: Marui Seitou in Shigaraki
Marui Seitou is a third generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.