Sharaku Tea Cups, Set of 4

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A porcelain tea cup set, decorated with Ukiyo-e era portraits by Sharaku of Japanese <i>Kabuki</i> actors. <br> <br> This beautiful set comprises four tea cups and is presented in a gift box, making it an ideal present.

A set of four ceramic Japanese tea cups, featuring Ukiyo-e era portraits of kabuki actors by Tōshūsai Sharaku.

Tea drinking is a core part of Japanese culture, and green tea is often served in tall handle-less cups. This set features iconic images of woodblock prints from Sharaku’s brief career.

Tōshūsai Sharaku is the pseudonym for an anonymous Japanese woodblock artist who became swiftly famous for his sometimes unflattering portraits of Kabuki performers. His career spanned a single year between 1794-1795, and was met with wide criticism, although he was later celebrated. The British Museum holds a number of Sharaku's woodblock prints in its Prints and Drawings department.

Kabuki is a style of classical Japanese theatre, known for its extravagant costumes and kumadori make-up. Kabuki encompasses acting, dance and song, and is now protected on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

A fun gift inspired by centuries of Japanese culture.

  • Product Code: CMCN468230
  • Product Weight: 0.76Kg
  • Dimensions: H6.5 x Dia.11cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Details: Microwave safe
    Dishwasher safe
  • Postage Weight: 0.76 Kg

A porcelain tea cup set, decorated with Ukiyo-e era portraits by Sharaku of Japanese <i>Kabuki</i> actors. <br> <br> This beautiful set comprises four tea cups and is presented in a gift box, making it an ideal present.

A set of four ceramic Japanese tea cups, featuring Ukiyo-e era portraits of kabuki actors by Tōshūsai Sharaku.

Tea drinking is a core part of Japanese culture, and green tea is often served in tall handle-less cups. This set features iconic images of woodblock prints from Sharaku’s brief career.

Tōshūsai Sharaku is the pseudonym for an anonymous Japanese woodblock artist who became swiftly famous for his sometimes unflattering portraits of Kabuki performers. His career spanned a single year between 1794-1795, and was met with wide criticism, although he was later celebrated. The British Museum holds a number of Sharaku's woodblock prints in its Prints and Drawings department.

Kabuki is a style of classical Japanese theatre, known for its extravagant costumes and kumadori make-up. Kabuki encompasses acting, dance and song, and is now protected on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

A fun gift inspired by centuries of Japanese culture.

  • Product Code: CMCN468230
  • Product Weight: 0.76Kg
  • Dimensions: H6.5 x Dia.11cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Details: Microwave safe
    Dishwasher safe
  • Postage Weight: 0.76 Kg
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