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Mr Marunaka's family kiln can be found by negotiating a

series of narrow, winding roads and precarious bridges

spanned over small creeks. The kiln was originally

opened by his father to exclusively produce vessels for

"'chawan mushi' (a savoury egg custard dish). Now, 30

years on, Marunaka-san produces a limited range of

items including tea & sake cups, mugs, bowls and

pourers, including his classic shape for tea and coffee

the 'lopsided mug.

Slight irregularities in size, glaze and texture reflect the

artisan nature of the product and are embraced.

General information & care instructions

Our tableware is food safe and can, with some care, be

used in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. Sudden

changes in temperature (eg. from freezer to oven) are

likely to cause thermal shock, which will damage your

item. Always place very hot items onto either wood or


Handcrafted Japanese Tableware