Posted 2 years ago
This set of 3 ceramic cups were acquired about 10 years ago. At the time I had several favorite Japanese sellers in Japan who sold on Ebay.
One was for decorative items or table top utilitarian pieces, the another was for Japanese textiles that were new/old stock, and highly appreciated. The majority being cotton or silk.
I knew these were recent when I got them, but they were quite different from the porcelain type of cups, and I like the dainty hand painted decorations. Japanese culture prefers uneven numbers in their drinking and eating sets. The tomobako box was never offered or shown.