Timed with the arrival of the new Bizen-yaki cups, made in April 2017, we give some insight into the process of the making.
The Kiln is being fired only twice a year, because of the very intense & tiring firing process. But what happens before and after the firing?
The reason for our Asemi Co. Bizen-Yaki cups being limited to 100 pieces per size every 6 months is their aesthetic, called “Sangiri”. It requires a special location in the kiln which allows the artisan to pour ash on the cups during the firing process. This area is very small, only allowing those 100 pieces being located there.
After a lot of hard work, finally the products are finished.
Our cups are then shipped to Tokyo where they are packed into our signature artisan cup packaging, sealed and marked with the seasonal stamp and given a unique number each.
This batch is sold out, we’ll make the autumn kiln available for pre-order in the next weeks.