Lopsided Tea-mug Large 275ml / White & Bisque

The Lopsided Tea-mug is designed and made at the Marunaka family kiln in Gifu prefecture, Japan.

9.5cm height
275ml capacity

Made of 'Minoyaki' earthenware, fired at a high temperature and hand finished in Gifu prefecture, Japan.
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  • Description

    This tea mug is a handcrafted piece of Japanese ceramic. Each mug is made by skilled artisans at the Marunaka family kiln in Gifu prefecture, Japan. The mug features a unique, slightly uneven or "lopsided" shape, adding a touch of whimsy to your tea time ritual. The mug is finished in white and bisque, a combination that highlights the natural beauty of the clay.

    Despite its uneven form, the mug is perfectly functional and holds 275ml of your favorite tea or beverage.

    Additional Information:

    • Material: Minoyaki earthenware
    • Capacity: 275ml
    • Dimensions: 9.5cm height
    • Origin: Japan

    Mr Marunaka’s family kiln can be found by negotiating a series of narrow, winding roads and precarious bridges spanned over small creeks. The kiln was originally opened by his father to exclusively produce vessels for ‘chawan mushi’ (a savoury egg custard dish).  Now, 30 years on, Marunaka-san produces a limited range of artisan tableware including his classic shape for tea and coffee - the ‘lopsided’ mug.

    Slight irregularities in size, glaze and texture reflect the artisan nature of the product and are embraced.

    General information & care instructions

    Our tableware is food safe and can, with some care, be used in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. Sudden changes in temperature (eg. from freezer to oven) are likely to cause thermal shock, which will damage your item. Always place very hot items onto either wood or cloth.

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5 stars based on 1 reviews

02 Dec 2020
Absolute favourite mugs ever, perfect size for my morning coffee!!! Also have them in the fawn colour which are amazing too!