We are eyeing our new tea pottery offering – Japan vs Korea on the shelves and two views from two worlds viewed through the same glasses are now digitally spelled. They are not only different because we are talking about two separate countries and not just because there are parallels between them because both countries are part of Asia. Here and now tea and tea-making will be the common point and the difference will also be tea and tea-making. Everything starts from here and it is okay to know that everything will come back here.
Tea as a parallel and a difference
Most tea lovers when it comes to Japanese tea are associated with the world of matcha. When it comes to Korean teas, there’s already a bit of a break and there’s not necessarily a clear experience. If we look at tea culture as a whole (if there can be one at all) then it sounds awkward but to be honest, what we like doesn’t necessarily need to be explained. And we love these teas… but let’s stop for a word! Which ones? Mostly the ones we can make. For these teas, we mostly need cups and tea ceramics that we like both aesthetically and functionally. It is another question that everyone can expand their capacity aesthetically with the experience of a good tea and it is also another question how long it takes for such memories to mature and become desires… When we talk about Japanese tea and matcha, we mostly know that we are faced with such a unique cultural thing that we can’t classify the thing anywhere other than in a category different from other Asian tea forms and there’s also a good chance there will be matcha alone – at least in Europe. The parallel is in all cases of a cultural or production and manufacturing nature for tea. This is also true for tea. Having tea with Koreans is a liberating pastime in everyday life. In the company of Chinese people so too. And in our own company, everything depends on us…
We are now showing a couple of our kind tea ceramics from the new offer and we hope that they will be to your liking as well.
Gaiwan and teacups from Korea
Did you know? Korean porcelains also have a lot of honor and tea underground. In fact, his cult. The proportions of their cups are somehow so hit that many times they just want to drink quality green tea or a light oolong tea. They have a good taste in terms of tea and ceramics and, like life, they tend to take tea practically. This perception of tea always brings freshness and expands the possibilities of art enjoyment. It is true that they are not the most famous for tea production, but their tea culture is remarkable and there are magical tea collections in Korea as well…
Chawan from Japan – matcha and color contrast
Black chawan pottery is at least as a curiosity among Japanese tea pottery as matcha is among Japanese teas. Some people transform rooms for them and some create a collection of them. Some people only use it for the sake of color contrast while drinking green and black tea, and some people buy it on a good basis. There are those who have a “must have” and there are those who “live once” in Kuro chawan and there are those who can’t go past it because of its everyday demands … One thing is for sure. It’s also a world that creates a fantastic world for both creators and tea makers.
Two teacups from Korea – classic aesthetics
Classical aesthetics that fit well into the material culture of both modern and more traditional worlds. Great pieces for even simple everyday tea making and nice little cups for more sophisticated or unusual tea making. His esteem is also reflected in his packaging, you can’t go by without them …
The message of the set of two cups is also partly that we don’t always have tea alone.
Emotions and Momiji – sakura and multifunction
In the case of this hand – painted porcelain, we see interesting form and ornamentation values working together. It’s like the so – called yet the principle of “horror vacui” would have just infiltrated Japanese art at some point unnoticed. Not at all. Merely due to the genre of porcelain painting, the reference to nature with sakura and popular Japanese maple motifs comes to life with folk brushwork. An emotional approach from the porcelain painter to the moods of spring and tea or just spring gastronomy. By the way, the cup doesn’t just fit into the world of tea making. They serve rice, fruit or soy sauce – if they don’t offer match ice cream…
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