If you are into finer things in life, or just learning about collectable porcelain ware, we have put together a special gift set to introduce to you MIKAWACHI-ware. Mikawachi porcelain is recognized as Japan Heritage.
If you like Delft Blue, you will fall in love with Mikawachi-ware and Koun Kiln's work. Mr. Imamura hand-painted all his work with his favorite WHALES! They are artisanal, traditional porcelain ware YET clean and minimal that fits modern home style. It is a great tableware with a story.
Check out more of his work in our other listing or visit www.gonne.com/mikawachi for artisan story.
GIFT SET A includes:
- Hand-painted porcelain 4" small plate of Grey Whale.
- Hand-painted "Choko" soba cup with net pattern on the side and Tail of Whale on the inside.
- Yame Sencha Green Tea Bag x 2 pcs
This 4" plate is great for side dishes, hors d'oeuvre, olives, tapas, sweets for afternoon tea or your favourite macaron. Check out the set of 4 with different whales as a unique delicate gift for your special occasion.
Choko is a cup for dipping sauce when serving buckwheat noodles, but nowadays, young Japanese and cafes also use it for tea and coffee.
Yame Tea: Yame is in Kyushu (Southern island) of Japan. The region has fertile soil with warm mornings and cool evenings, idea for tea-farming. Yame has panoramic view like the vineyards in Napa Valley in California, but of tea bushes. For decades, Yame has won many National awards for its premium-quality green tea. Yame tea is known for it's bright green color and delicate umami. Best brewing water temperature is 50C to 60C to maintain its delicate flavor.
* Specification may varies due to the nature of hand-made product. Each item is unique.
* Microwave-safe Dish-washer-safe
KOUN KILN of Mikawachi
Artisan Takamitsu Imamura runs Koun Kiln and insists in handling every step of the process by himself, with the help of his wife. When many porcelain producers evolve into using decal for cheaper and faster production, Mikawachi artisans strictly maintain the practice of hand-painting all of the work. The delicate brush work and impeccable coloring skills is nothing compare to the souless motif decals. Mr. Imamura's portraiture whales are always gentle, cheerful and playful.
Artisans in Mikawachi take pride in maintaining underglaze techniques: Mastery in fine outlines, and gradation/depth of cobalt blue painting skills. The back side also has the the whale species written in Japanese.
Own a piece of Mikawachi history, a piece of artisan's dedication, a piece of Japan Heritage.
PROUDLY HAND-CRAFTED in JAPAN
Mikawachi-ware Gift Set A
Dia 105mm x Height 20mm
Dia 4" x Height 0.78"
CHOKO CUP DIMENSION
Dia 90mm x Height 70mm
Dia 3.5" x Height 2.75"