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Shusaigama "Morning Cup" Blue

Shusaigama "Morning Cup" Blue

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The most popular staple product among Shusaigama's mugs. A morning cup is a large cup used for drinking milk or coffee at breakfast, but as the name suggests, it is not only used for drinks. It is a size that can also be used for cup soup. Capacity is about 250cc.
The handle has a finger rest, and although it is a large cup, it is easy to hold even for small people.

Diameter about 9cm Height about 8.5cm

*There may be black spots on the inner white part or spots called gohon, but these are caused by iron and gas derived from natural materials and are not problematic. . Please enjoy it as a scenery peculiar to pottery.

Shusaigama Shusaigama was established in August 1947 by five young men (Hisato Inoue, Chiyokichi Kageyama, Hiromitsu Tatano, Yoshio Tatano, Kuei Nakajima) and two supporters who proposed a rural industrial community concept. Founded in collaboration with
In July 1950 (Showa 25), he was worried about the management of the community, but visited the philosopher Kugai Yamamoto, the chief priest of Ryuho-ji Temple in the neighboring town, and asked for lifelong guidance.In August of the same year, he became a potter. Under the guidance of Kanjiro Kawai, he decided to pursue practical pottery, and changed the name of the kiln from the name of the place to "Shusai kiln".
Since then, under the guidance of Muneyoshi Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach and other proponents of the Mingei movement, I have been striving to make practical pottery.
Even now, in the land of Desai, Hikawa-cho, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture,
With the spirit of Mingei, they work together as one, praying and praying to create healthy and beautiful pottery that can be used with pleasure as a tool for daily life, as simple as a wild flower. increase.

There is a large climbing kiln with six chambers on the east side of the studio, and the kiln is still fired three to four times a year.
In 1965, when the studio was moved to its current location, the former rice field to the east of the studio was reclaimed and a new climbing kiln was built, which was completed in 1966. Approximately 400 bundles of split pine wood (12, 1 bundle for 3 pieces) are burned in one kiln, and over 3,000 pieces of pottery are baked in two days.

Six people take turns throwing firewood into the kiln. Firing the kiln, which involves throwing firewood all day and night and fighting against flames of over 1200°C, is a very tough task, but it is also the work that makes the potter feel most involved in pottery.
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