Chawan tea cup

I came across this whimsical modern chawan  at the market and thought it would make a fun addition to my collection of tea cups.  I was attracted by the bright fresh colors and the unusual design of rats gnawing a large white daikon radish.

Daikon -ku Chawan
Daikon -ku Chawan

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Nambu cast iron ware, Morioka

Morioka city, Kitakami river
Morioka city, Kitakami river

 I  spent a few days participating in the Japan Writers conference and basking in the glorious autumn sunshine and open blue sky in the charming old castle town of Morioka, Iwate prefecture.  (October, 2014). Continue reading Nambu cast iron ware, Morioka