(Size) : Small : Approx. φ12 x H 5.5 cm / 4.72 x 2.16 inch
Large : Approx. φ12.5 x H 6 cm / 4.92 x 2.36 inch
(Material) : Pottery
(Origin) : Made in Japan / Hagi yaki
(Condition) : Brand new
Hagi yaki Pottery (萩焼) is one of the most famous pottery types in Japan. The skills for making this craft was imported into Japan from Korea in the early 1600s. Hagi ware flourished during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and was highly prized as tea wares for the tea ceremony.
-About water repellent processing-
The characteristic features of Hagi-yaki are its unique soft texture and the fine cracks(Kan-nyu) patterns caused by the raw material clay and glaze.
If you use Hagi-yaki for many years, the ingredients of tea etc in to the part of fine cracks(Kan-nyu), and texture will changes. This phenomenon is called "Hagi no nanabake"(various changes). we are giving a soft gloss and texture unique to pottery. Clay used for Hagi ware is coarse, and due to its texture, color of ware is unique. This characteristic is highly appreciated by tea enthusiasts.
-How to handle Hagi ware-
1 When using for the first time, immerse it in water overnight, and remove dust and odor of packaging material.
2 There is no glaze applied to the 高台Kodai(Ring-shaped base on the bottom of a vessel)of Hagi ware , the bottom of pottery containing sand is rough and may hurt the table. Use a rug or if you concerned about roughness the 高台Kodai, we recommend that you treat it so that it becomes smooth with sandpaper.
3 Hagi ware is not as tight as porcelain bonding between particles. Therefore, there may be water leakage. As you using it, will stop naturally due to the penetration of tea astringency. Our products are processed so that water does not leak easily, but if leakage continues, dry the product well, add warm water or funori(Seaweed glue), and soak it for about 6 hours it will stop.
4 When dishes are used with strong foods such as acidity, oils and alcoholic beverages, they penetrate and become stains, offensive odors, stickiness, so please avoid keeping this liquid for long time. Before use, if you soak in water and let the water suck up enough, it will be difficult to suck the liquid of the dish and the greasiness. As we continue to use it, the color gradually follows the intrusion, but since this change in texture is one of the characteristics of Hagi ware, you can enjoy the secular change.
5 Please dry well before storing the dishes. If there is moisture, it may cause mold. Especially for Hagi ware, it is easy to absorb moisture, so please dry completely before storing it.
Microwave , dishwasher can be used. However, depending on the type of food, dirt may adhere to craze due to use of microwave. Please acknowledge it.
※ Due to the characteristics of Hagi ware, colors, patterns, shapes, etc. may differ slightly.
Please enjoy the slightly different charm of each facial expression.
- 500.00 Grams