Handcrafted using traditional techniques, Iga-ware uses clay and natural glazes local to the region which are extremely resistant to heat and react well to repeated firing. Iga clay offers an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the clay result in natural character and texture.
The “Sekkai” glaze results in a beautiful tone ranging from light-grey to a warmer hue, it is an ideal teacup to compliment the natural colours of tea.
Due to the handcrafted quality of these products, individual differences in shade, gloss & size of glaze are to be expected.
- Size : 250ml φ 7.0cm x H 7.6cm
- Place of Origin : Nigata, Japan
Due to the handcrafted production, there are individual differences in shade, gloss, size of glaze.
Before using it for the first time, please follow this care instruction in order to protect the ceramic from stain or odor.
- Place the vessel with the rice water (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
- Boil it for about 10 minutes.
Wipe off the slimy moisture with a soft cloth, and dry well.
*You can also use white flour water instead of rice water
For light coloured glaze, please immerse in water or lukewarm water before use. Colouring can be prevented to some extent.