Kumidashi Yunomi

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Origin:Shizuoka, Japan


About the Shitoro-Yaki Teaware

Shitoro-Yaki (志戸呂焼) refers to the pottery style of a small region in southwest Shizuoka Prefecture, dating back to the 12th Century. The center of this style is a town formerly known as Kanaya (金谷), which is also the home of the Sugimoto family. Clay from this area is high in ferric oxides, represented by yellowish and reddish hues in the clay and glazes. Pottery in this style often showcases the color and character of this clay, encouraging us to appreciate rustic simplicity and focus on the subtleties that make every piece unique.

Kobori Enshu, a tea master in the Edo Period (17th Century), loved Shitoro-Yaki and certified it as one of the "Enshu Nana Kama" (7 pottery-styles of Enshu).

This chawan comes in a kiribako (桐箱) made from paulownia wood. 


About the Artist

Rito Aoshima (青嶋利陶) is a 2nd generation potter, whose father started the current studio in which he works. The studio was created to revitalize the Shitoro-Yaki style and preserve its over 900 year history. The kiln was built as a Noborigama (rising kiln), which has multiple levels staggered vertically to achieve an extremely hot firing temperature. Rito Aoshima studied pottery in Seto (a famous location for pottery), before returning to Shizuoka to study in the Shitoro-Yaki style. Later, he has assumed his father's studio and kiln, and continues to make teaware for tea ceremony, as well as other vessels with a focus on elegance.


Please note that each item is exquisitely hand-crafted and unique so the shipped pieces may not exactly match the photo.  


Care Instructions:

  • Hand wash only.
  • Do not use a harsh scrubber.
  • Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave.

Hot Brew Preparation

Cold Brew Preparation


  • Shitoro-yaki Ware
  • Made by Rito Aoshima
  • Shape: Kumidashi (Wide Mouth)
  • Comes with handmade kiribako wooden box

Product Reviews

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Gorgeous Item

What a great, handcrafted teacup that really elevates the drinking experience.

Beautiful teacup

I am so happy to own this teacup. Not only is it a one of a kind handmade piece that looks beautiful, it elevates my tea drinking experience. The teacup is lightweight and the perfect size. The glaze is organic and minimalist. I feel fortunate to have found Sugimoto’s online shop and love everything they offer from the highest quality Japanese teas, artisan made ceramics and tools, to the educational context about tea making and Japanese culture.

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