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Sotenyu Sakazuki (蒼天釉盃)
This is the Kyoto ware crafted by TAKEMURA, Shigeo (竹村繁男).
Sotenyu is the glaze made from the ash of loquat which he grew.
The blue decoration is the color that comes from the ingredients loquat has.
Height : 4.7 cm
Width : 6.7 cm
He burns various plants and picks up as glaze to bring out quality of ash. It’s interesting that color varies depending on settings or temperature, even though same glaze is used.