Sasaki Shoraku (b.1944 - ) is a third generation potter from Kyoto working from the Shoraku kiln, which was established near the Kiyomizu temple in eastern Kyoto by the founder of the Shoraku lineage. In 1945, it was moved to Kameoka, near the Kyoto Yada shrine, whose head priest gave Shoraku his name. The current Shoraku inherited the name from his father in 1962.
The seal of Shoraku is stamped on the bottom and presented with the cleaning cloth in the original Paulownia wood kiri-bako presentation box.
diameter 12cm ◎ height 7.7cm
CARING FOR YOUR TEA WARE : All craft-made ceramic and porcelain tea ware should be treated with more care than you would your daily dinnerware, which can stand the abuse of dishwashers and aggressive detergents. Make it a habit to rinse with fresh water and dry your tea ware immediately after use. Avoid letting tea remain in your cups or bowls for extended periods as more porous glazes and even porcelain will allow stains to develop. Our Samadoyo pieces are made from tough borosilicate glass and will stand being cleaned in the dishwasher.