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Guinomi Momiji

$58.00 $23.00

 Momiji means 'become crimson leaves' and is used to refer to maple trees.  A crimson maple motif adorns this small vintage guinomi cup crafted by Gyokusen Oshio in the Akahada ceramics style.  Akahada originated in Nara prefecture in the 16th century.

Guinomi are in fact cups meant for sake but, through extensive testing, we have determined they are well suited for tea as well! :)

The cup is presented with a printed artist's profile, cloth and original kiri-bako wooden box.  'Akahada' and the artist's seal is embossed on the cup bottom.

diameter 6.5cm ◎ height 4.3cm ◎ volume ~40ml

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.