Tea Cups by Daisuke Watanabe


Hand-made tea cups by Kyoto ceramicist Daisuke Watanabe.
Inscribed with the character for ‘kotobuki’ to bring prosperity to your tea table.
Authentic tea ware from Kyoto.

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Hand-crafted tea cups finished in a rough brownish “irabo” glaze with a yellowish cloud inscribed with the character for ‘kotobuki’ (寿). A wish for good luck and prosperity in life.

The characters used are old variations of the original Chinese characters used to write the words.
Of the character ‘kotobuki’ (寿) there conventionally are 100 different ways of writing that can be chosen from.
Here the artist has chosen a handful of variations to calligraph onto the utensils randomly through each other.

Product specifications

Contains:  2x tea cups
Cup size: H3cm x D7cm; H2.8cm x D6.5cm
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.



Weight451 g


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