Ceramic Oribe Ware Uzushiohime Mug - Whirling Tides Pattern, 280 g

£6.98

An eccentric mug with unique swirls.

Inspired by the twisting whirlpools that dot the coast of Japan, the craft of this Oribe-ware captures their natural, uneven beauty in an easy-to-admire ceramic mug form. Identified by its lustrous celadon green glaze, this Oribe-ware mug has been shaped with distinct ridges, giving it a unique whirlpool-like texture that's smooth to hold. Finished with a swash of white paint to complete its bold, rustic appearance.

Mug measures approx. 9cm in height, 13cm in width (with handle).

ITEM ID: #17553

Background

With Japan being such a large tea-drinking nation, it stands to reason that cups and mugs would be an important component in Japanese tableware. Traditional Japanese teacups are always handleless and either bowl- or cylinder-shaped, but more Western-style cups and larger mugs with handles are also common. Take a look at Japan Centre's Teaware section for a great range of stylish and practical Japan-made and Japan-inspired teaware.