KAORU green tea cup
Our Kaoru range combines the soft lines from traditional Western porcelain with the sharp lines favoured by the Japanese into a tea set inspired by Chinese teaware. The fusion between classic and modern, West and East, creates a tea set that fits our modern day lifestyle. From Japanese sencha and Chinese tea to Western black tea, with the Kaoru series you can enjoy them all. Set on a white, porcelain tray, the delicate elegance becomes apparent to anyone who uses it. The teacups are perfect for Gyokuro (high quality green tea) at a temperature of about 60 degrees C. The series got its name because the cups/pot allow the fragrance of the tea to come through very nicely. (Kaoru means “to smell”)
Ø50xH65 porcelain / white
Hasami City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Hasami porcelain has been part of the history of Japanese pottery for roughly 400 years.
In the beginning, ceramics were at the heart of the production, but with the discovery of the clay used to make porcelain in the 19th century, porcelain gradually became the main type of ware to be produced. White, celadon and underglaze cobalt blue porcelains are the staple of Hasami porcelain.
Hasami boasts the largest porcelain production in Japan, using the elegant, white Amakusa clay to create sophisticated dishes.
Surrounded by other leading names in Japanese pottery production, such as Arida, Imari and Mikawachi, Hasami continues to make dishes for everyday use.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese dinner table, with its assortment of different ceramics, porcelain, lacquerware and glassware, has been influenced by the evolution of Hasami porcelain dishes.