HAGI Japanese Tea Set with Tea Pot and Cups Hime Hagi Memorial
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 Himehagi (directly translated to princess Hagi!) that is very traditional with the beautiful color graduation. The color graduation looks the best with in seven stages of Hagi described below. This traditional style is getting rare to see nowadays and the prestigious Tenryuzan pottery still proudly handmade the beautiful Himehagi items.
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: 3.94 " x 3.94 " x 3.74 " (pot) 3.35" x 3.35 " x 3.54 " (cup)
Capacity: 300 ml
Weight: 2.1 lb
Shipped in 2 weeks.