Handmade Yunomi Tea Cups Pair Gohonte Sagano
Sagano is a name of place in western Kyoto, it is famous for its bamboo forest (2nd photo from wikipedia).
These teacup features beautifully hand-painted bamboo trees. The bright green colour of bamboo is traced with gold on the beige bowl.
This is a ‘Gohonte’ style cups with a pink dots (hanmon) inside the cups.
About Kiyomizu ware
清水焼 (Kiyomizu-yaki) Kiyomizu ware is a type of Kyō ware traditionally from Gojōzaka district near Kiyomizu Temple, in Kyoto.
The history of Kiyomizu ware dates back to the 16th century.
This Matcha bowl is made by a Japanese craftsman 八木海峰 Yagi Kaihou.
He was born in Kyoto.
– In 1968, he made a demonstration of painting on ceramics with the presence of Her Majesty the Empress.
– In 1993, he exhibited Kyo-ware, Kiyomizu-ware exhibition in Paris and he demonstrated painting on ceramics.
– He received many awards and he was certified as a traditional craftsman in 2003.
At the back of the bowl, there is a stamp of 八木海峰 Yagi Kaihou.