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Kairagi White Hagi Wear Cup by Mukuhara Kashun

Kairagi White Hagi Wear Cup by Mukuhara Kashun

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Mukuhara Kashun created each of these Kairagi glazed White Hagi cups by hand at the Furuhuta Kiln in Hagi, Japan.  

White Hagi ware was developed by the Miwa family in Hagi in 1663.  Successive generations of Miwa potters have produced teaware for centuries, including Raku ware.  In the 1930s, Miwa Kyuwa revitalized Hagi ware by adjusted the old pottery recipe and mixing straw into the glaze solution to create a purer shade of white.  Later, his younger brother Miwa Jusetsu created the famous Oni-Hagi (devil-Hagi) chawan and started a glaze trend that is still in high demand to this day.  The brothers were named as national treasures by the Japanese government. 

Another popular glaze pattern is called kairagi ("shark skin").  Kairagi glaze is created by mixing ash with the glaze to produce a granulated pattern that is smooth, irregular and crackled in appearance.  The pottery's dark rough clay peeks through the crevices of the bright white glaze and resembles the shark skin used on the handles of Samurai swords.    

Each Kairagi White Hagi Ware cup is 5.5 cm (2.1 in) in diameter, 4.2 cm (1.7 in) in height, and has a volume of 1.7 oz (50 ml). 

Recommended Care

Hand wash only

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