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Ninshu Cup Zui

Ninshu Cup Zui

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Introducing the elegant and refined Ninshu Cup Zui. This exquisite cup features a delicate glaze with intricate patterns, exuding a sense of sophistication and grace. The subtle design and elegant aesthetics make it a perfect addition to any tea collection, enhancing the beauty of your tea-drinking experience.

Crafted with exceptional skill and precision, the Zui Cup combines traditional craftsmanship with modern elegance. Its textured surface and stunning shape provide a comfortable grip, allowing you to fully appreciate the refined design and intricate patterns.


Size: W 3.2in x L 3.2in x H 3.6in / W 8.1cm x L 8.1cm x H 9.2cm

● Due to the handmade nature of each matcha bowl, variations in color and finish may exist from the product photo. You receive a truly unique piece in each bowl.

Care & Use

  • No Soaking: Do not soak the ceramics for extended periods as this may weaken the material.
  • Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes: Do not expose the ceramics to sudden temperature changes (e.g., moving from freezer to oven) to prevent cracking.
  • Hand Wash Recommended: Although some Ninshu ceramics are dishwasher safe, hand washing is recommended to preserve the glaze and finish.
  • Use Mild Detergent: Clean with a soft sponge and mild detergent. Avoid abrasive cleaners that can scratch the surface.
  • No Microwave: Do not use in the microwave unless specified as microwave safe.
  • Dry Thoroughly: Ensure the item is completely dry before storing to prevent mold or mildew.
  • Stack Carefully: If stacking, place a soft cloth or paper towel between items to avoid chipping.
  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly check for cracks or chips before use.
  • Handle with Care: Handle ceramics with care to avoid accidental drops or impacts.
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Traditional Elegance in Contemporary Pottery

Kyoto, Japan, is renowned for its rich pottery traditions, particularly in the realm of tea ceremony wares. The history of matcha bowls, or chawan, in Kyoto dates back to the 16th century when tea culture flourished under the guidance of tea masters like Sen no Rikyū. Various types of pottery such as Kiyomizu-yaki and Omuro-yaki emerged, each with unique characteristics and techniques. Omuro-yaki, specifically, is a traditional pottery style developed in the 17th century at Ninna-ji Temple. This style is known for its rustic simplicity and use of natural glazes that reflect the aesthetic principles of Wabi-sabi, the beauty found in imperfection and transience.

Ninshu, a renowned Kyoto pottery brand, continues to uphold these traditions while also producing a wide range of ceramic items. Beyond matcha bowls, Ninshu artisans craft exquisite cups, plates, and tea sets, each embodying the meticulous craftsmanship and aesthetic values of Kyoto pottery. Kyo-yaki is celebrated for its delicate and intricate designs, often featuring bright colors and elaborate patterns. These diverse styles collectively showcase the profound artistry and cultural significance embedded in Kyoto's pottery tradition, making Ninshu products not only functional pieces but also works of art that enhance everyday life.

Brand History

Ninshu, a prestigious name in Japanese ceramics, is intricately connected to the rich cultural heritage of the Ninnaji Temple in Kyoto, founded in 888. With a legacy rooted in the spiritual and artistic traditions of the temple, Ninshu ceramics encapsulate centuries of craftsmanship and the serene beauty of Kyoto’s historical landscape. Unlike the mass-produced ceramics that dominate the market today, Ninshu remains dedicated to the art of handcrafting, ensuring each piece is unique and imbued with the spirit of traditional Japanese pottery.

The beauty of Ninshu pottery lies in its precise forms, bold finger marks, and the vibrant scenery of its glazes. Ninshu's ceramics feature intricate glazing methods that reflect the age-old traditions of glaze formulation, with each piece undergoing a transformative process in the kiln that results in a unique finish. This commitment to traditional craftsmanship, combined with a modern understanding of functionality, allows Ninshu to create ceramics that are not only visually stunning but also practical for contemporary use, including being microwave and dishwasher safe.