Although this Japanese tea cup set looks simple and straightforward, it is jam-packed with symbolism! Made in Japan from high-quality ceramic, each of the four Asian tea cups in this set is covered in a matte off-white with brown speckles, accompanied by a smooth papery texture. What sets each tea cup apart from each other is the smooth designed stripe that goes along one side of each tea cup’s exterior. Each cup portrays a different symbolic pattern of Japanese culture.
The first tea cup features the classic “seigaiha” or wave pattern, where blue layered concentric circles create arches on top of each other. This pattern represents good luck, power, and resilience. The second pattern features dark blue daisies of different shades and sizes, that overlap and grow with each other. Daisies are symbols of innocence, purity, and new beginnings. The third cup showcases the “asanoha” or hemp leaf pattern, which symbolizes health and long life for children. Lastly, the fourth cup has a design of long wiry branches with red and dark blue berries growing along them. In Japan, many berried plants have symbolic meanings, such as the coral bush, which is seen as a symbol of fortune and wealth.
These meaningful Japanese tea cups have a multitude of different uses! The main use for this Japanese tea cup set is to serve any and all of your favorite hot beverages such as tea, coffee, or cider. Paired along with sauce dishes
you can use as tea bag holders, you’ll have an enviable tea time spread! However, you can also use these beautiful Asian tea cups to serve assortments of desserts such as mousses, puddings, and ganaches! Match these symbolic cups with geometrically patterned Japanese rice bowls
to create a cohesive tableware spread! There are also plenty of ways you can use these Asian tea cups outside of your kitchen! For example, they are the perfect size to use as flower pots for small plants and succulents, or as candle holders you can place around any room of the house. Regardless of what you use these Japanese tea cups for, you can easily clean them up after you’re done using them, since the cups are both dishwasher and microwave safe!
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