Tea cup by Daisuke Watanabe.
The cups are inscribed with the characters for ‘fukuju’ (福寿) which is a wish for happiness and prosperity in life.
The characters used are old variations of the original Chinese characters used to write the words.
Of the latter character ‘kotobuki’ (寿), there conventionally are 100 different ways of writing that can be chosen from.
Here the artist has chosen 5 variations to calligraph onto the utensils randomly through each other.
Contains: 1x tea cup
Tea cup size: H4cm x D5.5cm
Packaging: cardboard box
Daisuke Watanabe Profile
Born in 1989, he is a young and aspiring potter active in Kyoto. Despite his age he has already found a clear focus and desire to crafts his own unique style of ceramics. His pieces can be easily distinguished when put together with pieces from other artists. His choice to inscribe his works with the characters for happiness and prosperity and luck is a strong indication of his desire to make a difference in today’s world by sharing his art with as many people possible, and simultaneously conveying his wish for them to live joyful happy lives.