A lovely Espresso cup with a saucer from Hyozan-gama in Gifu prefecture.
These are produced by with a traditional decoration method called "Sabimaki", which is a brush painting with an iron pigment.
With a design of "Ichimatsu", a checkered pattern, it fits in our modern life style.
Cup: height 2.0 inches (5.0cm)/upper diameter 2.8 inches (7.2cm)/width 4.2 inches(10.6cm) inc handle/weight 4.6 oz(130g)
Saucer: height 0.8 inches (2.0cm)/diameter 4.4 inches (11.2cm)/weight 3.5 oz(100g)