Hagi Sakakura Zenemon Mentori Yunomi
Sakakura Zenemon’s journey to Hagi pottery was a path of family discovery. A descendent of one of the great pottery families of the region, the family kiln fell into disuse at his grandfather’s generation.
The personal mission that Sakakura set himself was to re-establish his family’s tradition in pottery. This was neither easy or quick, with years spent immersing himself in ceramic arts and constructing his own noborigama (climbing kiln) from scratch. To his task he brought not just a dedication to restart his family’s flame, but a new generation’s perspective to the Hagi style. His work is faithful to Hagi, but original in many respects. Award winning, he is now fully accepted by the ceramics community in Hagi, as a potter worthy of the family name.
This ‘yunomi’ is intended in the first instance, for tea - but it can be used for sake, shochu or any drink that suits. Hand thrown, the ‘mentori’ effect on the surface is achieved by skilled work with a pottery tool. It is completed in an original mix of traditional Hagi shades.
Made in Hagi city, Yamaguchi prefecture.
Includes 1 cup.
H:70mm W:80mm D:80mm