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Iga Teacup – Matsubai


Clay Ceramic

Made in Japan


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While working at home or the office, during mealtime, or just while relaxing, these AZMAYA Iga Teacups, handmade by Iga, Mie Prefecture craftsmen, offer a simplicity of design intended for everyday use. In no time, your favourite mug will be green from envy with the moments you spend with the Iga Teacup.

Handcrafted using traditional techniques, Iga-ware uses clay and natural glazes local to the region which are extremely resistant to heat and react well to repeated firing. Iga clay offers an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the clay result in natural character and texture.

Utilizing only the ash of Japanese red pine wood, this “Matsubai” glaze develops a clear green color when fired in high temperatures. Each cup results in an entirely unique and beautiful expression of Japanese craftsmanship.

Due to the handcrafted quality of these products, individual differences in shade, gloss & size of glaze are to be expected.

In order to best protect the Iga Teacup ceramic from stain or odour, before first use, please follow the care instructions provided.


⌀ 7.0cm x H 7.6cm




⌀ 8.1cm x H 9.1cm


Due to the handcrafted production, there are individual differences in shade, gloss, size of glaze.

Before using it for the first time, please follow this care instruction in order to protect the ceramic from stain or odor.

  1. Place the vessel with the rice water* (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
  2. Boil it for about 10 minutes.
  3. Wipe off the slimy moisture with a soft cloth, and dry well.

*You can also use white flour water instead of rice water

For light-coloured glaze, please immerse in water or lukewarm water before use. Colouring can be prevented to some extent.

Handwash and dry well. Store it in a dry area.

Microwave safe.


Since 1997


Making the best use of skilled Japanese craftsmanship, Azmaya collaborates with artisans, designers, and small local manufactures to revive an old Japanese aesthetic sense.

From beautifully crafted tableware and functionally calculated kitchenware, their specialized housewares are made with a consistent commitment to using traditional techniques and only the highest quality materials found in Japan.   

While respecting the traditions of Japanese craftwork, Azmaya creates something new by modifying the design to match tested Japanese “tools” with the present age. The collection features minimalist design reflecting the high level of skill and superior techniques of the artisans today.

Easy to use, made to last. Our new standard in everyday life.

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