KUMAGAI CO.,LTD.

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Exhibit: Hanakessho Cup
Item: TABLEWARE(Ceramic Cup (Kiyomizu-yaki))
Size variation: 1
Color variation: 10
Minimum lot: 1
Lead time: Approximately six weeks
Sample availability: Shipping is possible

≪Product Concept and Features≫

The outer surface of this beautiful ceramic resembles blooming flowers. These hanakessho (flower-like crystals) are commonly known as zinc crystals. The ceramic glaze contains a high concentration of zinc oxide (zinc flower). When cooling off, the zinc oxide contained in this marvelous glaze creates patterns resembling snow crystals. Each item is truly one of a kind, as the crystallization differs with every piece. We use natural ore to create changes in color. The product is incredibly popular both domestically and abroad.We believe regularly using beautiful ceramics such as Hanakkesho creates a sense of warmth and peace in one’s everyday life. This glass is not something seen regularly in daily life, so it will be sure to become a point of conversation with guests.

 
≪Recommended use of the product≫

We utilize a universal design, creating a form that’s easy to use with various drinks in addition to tea. This is a versatile cup, with more design elements than a standard teacup. In addition, the cups can be stacked, which looks beautiful for interior decoration. The ceramic can handle being machine washed, making for easy everyday use.

 

Exhibit: Hanakessho BLOW BOWL
Item: TABLEWARE(Bowl (Kiyomizu-yaki))
Size variation: 1
Color variation: 3
Minimum lot: 1
Lead time: Approximately six weeks
Sample availability: Shipping is possible

≪Product Concept and Features≫

Hanakessho ceramics create marvelous patterns that appear to float up from within the transparent glaze. The unique firing method causes the zinc flower contained in the glaze to crystallize when exposed to flame, and the technique requires a high level of training. Using a variety of items results in a plethora of different glaze colors. The crystallization on each item can never be identically replicated, and the transforming colors and sparkles that change from the angle of the light makes each of these artisanal pieces truly one of a kind.We believe regularly using beautiful ceramics such as Hanakkesho creates a sense of warmth and peace in one’s everyday life. This glass is not something seen regularly in daily life, so it will be sure to become a point of conversation with guests.
≪Recommended use of the product≫

This fruit bowl has a pronounced, appealing design when placed on the dining table. Giving off a sensation of weightlessness, the bowl’s shape appears as though an inflated balloon has been pinched in the middle. The center is hollow, which allows for hot items to remain warm, and cool items to remain cool.

 

Exhibit: Kokushuu TeaSet
Item: KITCHEN・DININGWARE(Tea set (Kiyomizu-yaki))
Size variation: 1
Color variation: 1
Minimum lot: 1
Lead time: Approximately six weeks
Sample availability: Shipping is possible

≪Product Concept and Features≫

This is a new product launched February 2017. The elegant form resembles the bow of a boat and the complex beautiful color scheme recalls that of an iron bottle. The smooth flavor of the cup is realized via artisanal ceramic techniques. The stylish cup was made based on Japanese lacquer ware. Useful in a variety of scenarios, with the ever compatible appeal of Japanese-style design combined with Western sensibilities. This year’s new product is already a highly popular tea piece in exhibitions overseas. A set of one pot and two ceramic glasses.
≪Recommended use of the product≫

A convenient tea set for individual use, and for use in restaurants and hotels as well. The mouth of the cup is large, making it easy to wash. In addition, when adding hot water for the second time, it can be filled with hot water from the mouth without needing to take the lid off.

 

Company Name: KUMAGAI CO.,LTD.
Contact Person: Takayoshi Kumagai
Phone: +81-75-501-8083
E-mail: info@kyoto-kumagai.co.jp
Website: http://www.kyoto-kumagai.co.jp/en/