The Asemi Iga-yaki Unglazed Cup harks back to the 17th century, when Iga-yaki pottery was so loved for its rustic appearance and texture, it influenced the nature of the Japanese tea-ceremony vases and vessels. Its speckled bumps of tiny stones in the rich gaerome clay make it a delight to hold, while subtle hints of bronze highlight its warm dark brown tone.
Produced in Mie Prefecture, Iga-yaki pottery dates back over 1,200 years. Heat-resistant and sturdy, it is often used today for Japanese cookware and still prized by tea ceremony practioners. These beautiful cups are handcrafted by the Mashino Kiln, making each one unique.
Asemi Co., the brainchild of designers and friends Yuki and Lars, is founded on a mutual love for and sincere desire to help preserve Japanese traditional ceramics. There are only two cup designs — large and small — but copious pottery styles. Deliberately minimalist to draw attention to the color, texture and artisanal complexities, each cup also has an unglazed section to highlight differences in raw materials. All stackable, no matter the pottery style or cup size, they are not only a delight to behold, but a treasure to hold.
Earthenware Height 10 cm x Width 7 cm Nb. Not suitable for the dishwasher or microwave.