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7-Piece Hagi Ware TEA SET by Sakakura Shinbei XIV

$250.00

A special tea set from one of Japan’s most respected potters 

Product Description

Hagi-yaki (Hagi ware) is a living, breathing tradition from Yamaguchi, southwest Japan. And it’s not every day that a Hagi ware tea set of this calibre becomes available. 

In fact, Hagi ware’s origins lie partly in Korea. It all began in the early 17th century, when expert Korean potters were brought over to the Hagi area at the behest of a feudal lord. 

Sakakura Shinbei XIV (1917-1975), the legendary creator of the Hagi ware tea set that you see here, was a 14th generation potter and descendant of one of the founders of Hagi pottery.

Recognizing Sakakura Shinbei XIV’s importance to the tradition, Yamaguchi prefecture honoured him as an important “human cultural treasure” in 1972.

What This Hagi Ware Tea Set Includes

The set consists of a brewing/serving pot with built-in strainer and 6 individual tea cups. Each piece is a beautiful expression of the studied simplicity that is characteristic of Hagi ware. 

This wonderful tea set is finished in a grey glaze with pink blush throughout. It will be perfect for brewing most Japanese teas, including large servings of genmaicha and hojicha

 

 

Additional Information

Inclusions

Brewing/serving pot (1) with built-in strainer, cups (6)

Material

Glazed stoneware

Weight

1.76 kg (including box and padding) (3.88 lbs approx.)

Origin

Nagato, Yamaguchi prefecture, JAPAN