Chip wrote:I will be sharing something new and quite different in Hagi hopefully in the next few days, but speaking of different, though not completely new ...
This is a rather large teacup by Yamane Seigan. The size makes it multi purpose, could be used as a small matcha bowl as well. It is quite a bold piece and extremely striking.
The notched foot, very masculine, and finishes the bold impression of this cup.
It's incredibly fascinating to see all the cups and bowls tea drinkers have. The Japanese really took the ceramic arts to a different place.
For myself, color is so important in choosing teaware. Also, how a tea looks against a particular color is also a factor. So, I'm curious as to what you drink in your Seigan bowl that goes with the intensity of that blue.