Mikawachi ware (三川内焼 Mikawachi-yaki)
400 years history from the Hirado clan and production in Nagasaki, Japan.
Mikawachi ware is colored by the white porcelain whose components are the natural ceramic stones (The white color of Mikawachi Ware is called the purest white the real white color pursued the limit of pure white.)
Highly technical handiwork in details, such as sukashibori (openwork), haritsuke (pasting), okiage (painting white pattern by the brush with a little clay), hakutai (white porcelain).
Hiradokakusho Kiln has practiced the traditional sometsuke (in underglaze blue) technique and made the white porcelain with the profound color based on white and wet feeling dyeing texture touch. Their work is truly notable.
Dimension: 4 1/2"Dia (5 1/2"w/handle) x 3 1/2"H