Japanese KUTANI Tea Cups with Lids Set AKAUME
The beautiful Japanese tea cups set is crafted in Kutani, Japan. Each cup has gorgeous red plum paint with gold trim. The gorgeous tea cups for the entire family will improve your dinner time for sure! Usually this type of tea cups with the lids are used in the formal setting to serve important guests as it indicates that special treatments. You show your respect to your important guests with delicious green tea in your gorgeous tea cups. It is a beautiful culture, isn't it?
Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Green tea is the most common type of tea and consumed at any point of the day. Match green tea is also the central element of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Green tea has a lot of health benefits that you will find in various articles these days. As well as it's good for your body it also helps you relaxed and appreciate the family tea time after meals. It's one of the beautiful oriental traditions.
The history of Kanazawa Kutani-ware starts in 1807 when ceramist Mokubei Aoki was invited to Kanazawa by the Kaga Clan from Kyoto. After his establishment of a kiln in Mount Kasuga, Kanazawa Kutani-ware developed sporadically, each distinctive period reflecting the atmosphere of the times in which it was produced.
Urbanized and slightly high-graded among the other Kutani-ware, Kanazawa Kutani-ware now is made using electric or gas kiln centering around Kanazawa.
Traditionally, Kutani is known for its bright, five-colored (blue, navy blue, yellow, purple, and red) over-glaze patterns, but today much broader variety of color is used, moreover more ceramists tends to make good use of the soil color itself rather than using the bright colors.
the Japanese plum (梅, ume; sometimes referred to as Japanese apricot) has played an important role in Japanese culture.
Like cherry blossom, the plum is associated with the start of spring, because plum blossoms are some of the first blossoms to open during the year. In the Tokyo area, they typically flower in February and March. The event is celebrated with plum festivals (ume matsuri) in public parks, shrines and temples across the country.
Dimension: 3.27 " x 3.27" x 2.91"
Weight: 3.75 lb
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