Kyoto Porcelain Tea Set Evoking Elegance and Thinness for Joyous Occasions


The shippou pattern features an unending chain of interlocking rings symbolizing peace and perfection. Through the overlap of circles of equal size, the pattern takes on the appearance of a diamond, embodying light and a flower petal. This arrangement of interlinked cloisonne rings is considered an auspicious design, representing prosperity, human relationships, and harmony. It evokes a sense of good fortune and splendor. The shippou pattern, commonly employed on kimonos and kimono obis.

The tea set is made from white porcelain with red handpaint. In Japan, the pairing of red and white holds significance, symbolizing good fortune.

This set is also well-suited for use in a joyous tea ceremony or during celebratory tea times.

The thin body of these Houhin and cups, made by Wazen, a Kyoto tea ceremony ware artist, and give a sense of elegance. Kyoto porcelain is thinly made, and thinness is considered noble and the beauty of Kyoto porcelain.

(Photo of Houhin lid show the thinness )

It is suitable for green tea (gyokuro is a high-grade sencha), which is made at low temperature water and for enjoying small amounts of thick tea liquid.

Water flows and stop are well, and it is lightin weight and easy to hold.

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