Tobe-yaki Japan Ceramic Tea Cup Porcelain
Dimension: 9*H7cm 160ml
Material: Porcelain - Tobe ware
Origin: Made in Japan
This is a standard size Japanese teacup. Thin and light, it is easy to hold and perfect for daily use. It has a simple and modern look, so it can be used not only for Japanese tea but also for coffee and tea. The depression part at the top is easy to hold and does not feel hot.
Tobe-yaki (砥部焼) is produced around the city of Tobe on the island of Shikoku. Made with fragments of Iyo sharpening stones, it was established in 1777 by the Ozu domain. Through the Edo period (1603-1868), Tobe ware was independently manufactured. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), technology from famous production areas such as Karatsu and Seto led Tobe ware to develop swiftly.
Tobe is the leading ceramic area in the Shikoku region, located along the Japanese Median Tectonic Line, famous for its abundant pottery material. Tobe ware features a beautiful white transparent ceramic texture. Compared to Arita ware, it possesses a light gray nuance.
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