Inlaid porcelain sobachoko cup by Shinya Taniguchi

Soba choko is a porcelain small cup to hold soba dipping sauce and it is generally used when you eat Zaru soba, which is chilled soba noodles served normally on a zaru (a strainer). Soba choko cup can also be used as a serving bowl and also for drinking sake etc, so many people collect…

Inlaid porcelain matcha tea bowl by Mr. Shinya Taniguchi 谷口晋也

I already introduced Mr. Taniguchi on my previous blog, so I will skip the details. This type of cup or bowl is generally used for tea ceremony in Japan. The size is about 11cm in diameter and the hight of about 6.5cm. Very simple square repetitive pattern, which I personally like. The beauty of this bowl is…

Inlaid porcelain large plate by Mr. Shinya Taniguchi

Mr. Taniguchi was born in Kyoto, where his family has been a potter for many years. The area has been know for a traditional pottery called Kiyomizu yaki, where is famous for the old temple called Kiyomizu dera (Kiyomizu temple). Kiyomizu yaki is characterized by hand painted traditional design and they often produce tea ceremony…