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Karako and Sankirai Café au Lait Mug

Karako and Sankirai Café au Lait Mug

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Experience the rich cultural heritage of Japan with the Karako and Sankorai Café au Lait Mug from Tosen Kiln. This mug features charming depictions of Karako, traditional Chinese children, alongside intricate Sankorai patterns. The stunning colors and detailed illustrations evoke a sense of nostalgia, making every sip a delightful journey through history.

Expertly crafted, the Karako and Sankorai Café au Lait Mug combines artistic tradition with everyday functionality. Its ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip, while the high-quality ceramic ensures durability and heat retention. Perfect for both collectors and daily use, this mug is a beautiful testament to Tosen Kiln's dedication to preserving and celebrating Japanese artistry.


Care & Use

  • Handwash only
  • Do not use in microwave or oven

Colors and patterns may vary from piece to piece depending on the temperature and location of the kiln during production.

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The Essence of Kyoto in Pottery

Kiyomizu-yaki, a traditional style of pottery, has deep roots in the historic city of Kyoto, Japan. Originating in the late 16th century during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, this renowned ceramic art form emerged near the Kiyomizu Temple, nestled in the eastern hills of Kyoto. Its inception was deeply intertwined with the flourishing tea culture of the time, as skilled artisans sought to create vessels that would complement the elaborate tea ceremonies conducted by Kyoto's elite. The unique clay found in the vicinity of the temple, coupled with the influence of local tea masters, nurtured the development of Kiyomizu-yaki into a distinct and highly esteemed form of pottery.

In the modern-day, Kiyomizu-yaki continues to captivate admirers worldwide with its timeless elegance and exquisite craftsmanship. While its origins lie in the tea ceremony, Kiyomizu-yaki has evolved to encompass a wide range of pottery items, including decorative pieces, tableware, and artistic sculptures. Today, numerous workshops and studios in Kyoto specialize in Kiyomizu-yaki, each contributing to the preservation and innovation of this revered art form. With its enduring appeal and cultural significance, Kiyomizu-yaki remains a cherished symbol of Kyoto's rich artistic heritage, attracting visitors and collectors from around the globe who seek to experience its beauty firsthand.

Brand History

As custodians of the esteemed Kiyomizu-yaki tradition, Tosen Kiln epitomizes the essence of Japanese pottery in the heart of Kyoto. Their artisans, steeped in centuries-old techniques and unwavering dedication, breathe life into each creation, honoring the rich legacy of Kiyomizu-yaki with every meticulously crafted piece. Situated amidst the tranquil environs of Kyoto, Tosen Kiln serves as a sanctuary where tradition meets innovation, infusing each creation with the serene beauty of its surroundings and the profound heritage of Kiyomizu-yaki. 

With a steadfast commitment to preserving the authenticity and allure of this revered art form, they extend an invitation to experience the timeless elegance and cultural significance encapsulated within Kiyomizu-yaki pottery. Feel the essence of Kyoto through the artistry and craftsmanship of Kiyomizu-yaki as Tosen Kiln invites you to explore our collection, where every piece embodies the soulful journey of tradition and innovation. From exquisite tableware to ornamental masterpieces, each creation resonates with the spirit of Kyoto and the time-honored techniques of Kiyomizu-yaki.