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AZMAYA Iga Sekkai Lime Tea Cup

€62,00 EUR

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
  • AZKB33601
  • Place of Origin : Nigata, Japan

CARE:

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.

  1. Place the vessel with the rice water (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
  2. Boil it for about 10 minutes.
  3. 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.


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with our traditional Japanese white rice bags

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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • white rice bag, Japan model 3kg
  • closed up and tied manually by our team, with white wraping strings

 

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We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to modern demands. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

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