Jan 13, 2015, 06:36
Got 3 of them. They are all the same size, but each one is very distinct from the other when it comes to paint, form and even a "thumb mark". By "thumb mark" I mean the ceramic has been pushed inn on the lower side on each one. One has a deep mark, one has a very shallow one, and one has something in between. (You can barely see the shape of this on the product picture).
It's a fairly large tea cup, perfect to hold a full teapot. Like a mini-Chawan.
Advantages: Large, smooth surface all over, each cup is very unique.
Disadvantages: Nothing which shouldn't be expected from such handcraft, such as some minor paint faults here and there.
Nov 25, 2014, 12:00
I love the look of this teacup. The white glaze is thick and shiny, resembling wet paint.
Advantages: The large size allows for an entire shiboridashi or kyusu to be poured into the cup, which is perfect for when one is drinking alone.
The natural variation in the sides of the cup feels great in the hand, and the thickness of the unglazed bottom of the teacup helps with holding the cup when it is hot.
Disadvantages: There were some cracks in the glaze, which means it almost looks like it is crumbling off the edges of the lip of the cup. I worry some of the paint could eventually start to peel, but as of yet this has not been a problem. I am careful to not use abrasive cleaning!
Jan 24, 2014, 12:00
This cup is unique, with a swirling pattern of what looks like wet paint. A nice hand-made design. It holds a full kyusu of tea (using the dragonfly kyusu) which is why I went for a larger size...great for the mornings. It's very comfortable in your hand.
Advantages: Larger size. comfortable in your hand
Apr 18, 2013, 03:58
I'd never thought that I would write a review on a teacup, so here it is...
Beautiful addition to my new hobby. It really does make drinking sencha a great experience.
Apr 20, 2012, 09:00
I have enjoyed this cup so much that I bought a second. The sediment from the tea forms a beautiful spiral galaxy in the bottom. Between the taste of O-cha's sencha teas and the beauty of this bowl, I'm enjoying my simple daily ritual very much. I like the larger size of this bowl. Fits in my hand perfectly.
Feb 4, 2011, 09:00
I seem to have just bought the last one and am so glad, because this is just a beautiful tea cup!
Nov 22, 2010, 09:00
This is a very nice hand made tea bowl; the wabi-sabi is strong with this one...
Because of the big size, I use it for sakura sencha and genmaicha.