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SOBA CHOCO Blue Japanese Patterns

The popularity of porcelain “soba choco” cups soared during the Edo period, giving rise to many different designs. We’ve chosen to reproduce five of the most popular patterns of the day. These “soba choco” make the perfect gift as a set.

Tako Karakusa (Octopus Vine)
The “karakusa” pattern shows branching vines that curl outward across the porcelain surface. The unbroken, growing vine signifies prosperity and longevity.

Chrysanthemum Petals
The chrysanthemum is the most popular flower pattern, said to signify both youth and longevity.

Cracked Ice
Made in the fashion of “kanyu” crackled glazes, this pattern is often called “hyoretsu”, or cracked ice, for the jagged lines that resemble cracks in ice. The “hyoretsu” pattern is said to have come from China during the Southern Song dynasty.

Chrysanthemum
The chrysanthemum is the most popular flower pattern, said to signify both youth and longevity.

Bamboo Weave
The bamboo weave pattern is just that: a design based on baskets woven from bamboo. This pattern is said to be an effective talisman that wards off evil.

Color

Tako Karakusa (Octopus Vine) / Chrysanthemum Petals / Cracked Ice / Chrysanthemum / Bamboo Weave

Price
¥ 1,800
Size

φ8×h6.1cm / 170cc

Material

porcelain

Maker

fukusaki uwaegama, nishiyama

Made In

hasami

Additional Information
Additional Information Do not put overglaze products in the dishwasher. Microwave safe.

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