The popularity of porcelain soba-choco cups soared during the Edo period, giving rise to many different designs. We have chosen five of the most popular patterns of the day. Items from White Japanese Patterns go perfect with a red counterpart. Red and white, which signify happiness and celebration in Japan, are the perfect gift for celebrations of any kind.
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.
The chrysanthemum is the most popular flower pattern used, long said to be the ageless flower of life.
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.
The chrysanthemum is the most popular flower pattern in Japan, long said to be the ageless flower of life.
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. Do not put overglaze products in the dishwasher.
Tako Karakusa (Octopus Vine) | Chrysanthemum Petals | Cracked Ice | Chrysanthemum | Bamboo Weave
φ8×h6.1cm / 170cc
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