Mug - Natural
A modern, straight-sided mug with a handle. The artisans achieve a natural seal on the unglazed clay by firing it at high temperatures.
With modern aesthetics, traditional crafting techniques, and a convenient nesting design, Hasami Porcelain products are a contemporary design masterpiece. Simple yet functional, it is perfect for either special occasions or for daily use.
The historic town of Hasami in Nagasaki Prefecture is one of the foremost pottery districts in Japan. Hasami began crafting its porcelainware almost 400 years ago during the Edo period, distributing them throughout Japan as well as to Europe through the port of Nagasaki. Hasami craftsmen were able to develop a highly efficient system to mass produce their porcelain products thereby making them more consistent in quality and reasonable in price. Hasami Porcelain was designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise in Venice, CA whose vision was to integrate modern tableware design with the organic quality produced by traditional Japanese manufacturing techniques.
The charm of Hasami Porcelain lies in the soft and comfortable texture that is carefully shaped with modern lines and pleasant aesthetics. There is a distinct natural feel to its wares compared to that of traditional porcelain. The matte finish of the porcelain adds the organic touch that serves as a complement to food and beverages. Using traditional glazing techniques with a proprietary blend of natural stone and clay materials, the outer texture of Hasami Porcelain is a result of many years of development to bring out the very best of these raw natural resources.
Made in Japan
Microwave and dishwasher safe.