Beautiful cup from Kunimitsu Kiln - Koishiwara Ware.
H 8cm xW 5cm / 100-130g
Holds about 100ml.
Very good condition ★★★★☆
No chips, No cracks
The price is for 1 cup.
Koishiwara ware (Koishiwara yaki), from Fukuoka prefecture, is a very practical and long lasting pottery, which can be used for daily living.
The origin of Koishiwara ware goes back to the year 1669, during the Edo period (1603-1868).
At the World Trade Fair of 1958, held in Brussels, Koishiwara ware won the Grand Prix, and gained attention together with its catchphrase of “The Beauty of Utility".
In 1975, Koishiwara ware was the first porcelain to be designated as a traditional handicraft by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
When Bernard Leach visited Koishiwara in 1954, he spoke very highly of their ceramics.