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Nabeshima Celadon Teacup & saucer set (Crazing pattern) - Imari


Crazing pattern embodies the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi
It has a beautiful fine crystalline crazing pattern. This teacup is transparent and has a beautiful crazing pattern that is well brought out by its simple shape and design.
A stylish teacup that can be used not only for Japanese tea, but also as a plate for serving a variety of dishes such as chawan-mushi. 
Made using Nabeshima celadon glaze, the only natural celadon that currently exists in Japan. Loved over long periods, natural Nabeshima celadon has particularly beautiful emerald green hues that are almost transparent. A characteristic is the soft texture generated by the thick glaze.
It comes in a stylish wooden box, making it the perfect gift.

- Diameter: 8.2cm, Height: 5cm
- Capacity: 120ml
- Made in Japan
Factory: NABESHIMA KOSENGAMA (Saga Prefecture)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Beautiful but hard to wash

The cup is extremely beautiful but it is impossible to wash after the crack has tea stain stuck inside. I use the cup as decoration now, very beautiful and cute. Customer service is top tier.

Nabeshima ware

The export of Japanese ware from the Imari region to the rest of the world began during the latter half of the 17thcentury. At the time, because the port from which such ware was shipped was called “Imari,” the general term for pottery exported from Imari became “Imari ware,” a name that ultimately became widely known overseas. 

Outside of Japan, “Nabeshima ware” made in the Imari region is often called “Imari ware.” However, even among the various types of Imari ware, Nabeshima ware occupies a special place because during the Edo Period, it was made specifically as gifts presented only to shoguns and feudal lords. For this reason, only genuinely talented craftsmen were chosen to create Nabeshima ware, using undisclosed techniques in secret kilns. Embodying such traditions and techniques that have been carried on to this day, Nabeshima ware is said to be the most exquisite kind of porcelain in Japan, with an elegance and refinement fit for nobility.

The outstanding craftsmanship of Nabeshima Pottery

Shaped by the hands of masters of the potter's wheel, these ceramics preserve the traditions of the past.

Nabeshima ware: the finest Imari ware