Zoho-Gama, located in Tajimi City in Gifu Prefecture, has been maintaining local traditions by manufacturing ceramic goods with excellent hand-drawn techniques since 1944. They strive to enhance your daily dining experience with easy-to-use tableware with quality and craftmanship you can see and feel.
The beautiful natural crackles are called Kannyu, as a natural result of the different expansion rate between the base clay material and glaze. They look like veins and no two pieces have the same kannyu patterns. The Kannyu crackles design in pottery has been appreciated as wabi-sabi beauty in Japan since ancient times.
The pottery has the special pinkish red color running all over the crackles. The pigment used for this color is very special at Zoho-Gama. They "raise" this pigment by blending and grinding into paint by taking about 1,000 days and nurture into the stark lacquer red. The original pigment, Bengara is made from natural ore materials by a historic pigment vendor, Katayama House, established more than 200 years ago in Okayama during Edo Period. You can appreciate the true artisanal details of this piece. Also, as you use the piece, you can also enjoy the development of the color nuances, so it makes the piece even more personal.
This mini pitcher is ideal for serving maple syrup, milk for your drink, or a sauce at a table.
height 2.4 inches (6.0cm)/diameter 2.6 inches (6.5cm)/width 3.5 inches(9.0cm) inc handle/weight 4.4 oz(125g)