HAGI Japanese Sake Set Gohonte
The charms of Hagi ware's rough clay and rich, pockmarked surfaces, laced with cracks in the glaze, take on character and deeper tones with age and use. Its blushing, soft reddish and creamy white glazes, displaying the voluptuous warmth of living flesh, are often described in feminine terms.
In general, Hagi Yaki is not loudly decorated, and the simplicity of its materials and glazes are one of its strong points. The softness of Hagi Yaki means that it not only looks pleasant, but also feels that way too. And its low conductivity means it maintains the heat of foods and drinks such as hot tea, without itself becoming too hot.
Hagi yaki ware usually contains cracks, known as 'Kannyu', in its foundation. This gives it different properties of ventilation and water permeability to porcelain.
This type of Hagi yaki is called Gohonte that is characterized with orange colored spots. GOHONDE glaze is also called an alias,HOTARU(firefly),or Fawn spots.
Gohonte are the type of teacups made around Pusan from the Momoyama era to the Edo era (1573-1867) using the "Gohonte" technique Japan taught to Korea. Reddish spots often appear on these teacups as a result of the composition of the earth, and these marks are also called "Gohon."
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Please read How to Care Hagi Ware.
All our items are handmade individually, so color, shape and size may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 3.35 " x 3.35 " x 4.72 " (bottle) 2.56 " x 2.56 " x 2.17 "(cup)
Weight: 1.65 lb
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