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Shinogi Black Karatsu Mug / Chiharu Kumamoto

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A modern Karatsu ware mug created based on the traditional "Black Karatsu" style of Karatsu ware. The exterior features a slightly brownish glossy black with rough-cut ridges, resulting in a rustic and warm finish. The interior is white, which beautifully highlights the colors of tea and coffee. This piece is charming for its gentle feel that fits comfortably in your hand. 

  • Area: Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
  • Artist: Chiharu Kumamoto
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Size: φ85 x H100mm (Excluding handle)
  • Capacity: 260ml
  • This product comes with box. 
  • As these are handmade products, each piece will look slightly different.
  • Only available in Singapore.
Crafted By

Chiharu Kumamoto
Born in 1949 in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Chiharu Kumamoto is a distinguished Karatsu ware artist. He graduated from the Department of Design, Faculty of Art, Kyushu Sangyo University in 1972. His career in pottery began as an instructor at the Tottori Prefectural Welfare Agency from 1973 to 1975. In 1976, he opened the “Karatsuya Craft Studio,” which was later renamed “Akamizugama” in 2003.

Kumamoto's work is characterized by its modern interpretation of traditional Karatsu ware. Now working together with his son, he continues to innovate while maintaining the traditional aesthetics of Karatsu pottery. His creations often blend unique creative elements with functional design, producing pieces that are both beautiful and practical for everyday use​

Care Instructions

- Soak in water or lukewarm water before first use to make product more stain-resistant.
- Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
- Do not use in oven or on open fire.
- Clean the product with non-abrasive, soft scouring pad.
- For your own safety, do not use any item that is chipped or cracked.

"Medome" method for new pottery:
- Put the pottery into a pot with some rice grains (alternatively rice powder, flour or starch) and fill up water.
- Boil it on low heat for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Let it cool down, rinse well and dry thoroughly.

Shipping & Delivery

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Pickup available at 24 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089607.
Usually ready in 2 hours.

Shinogi Black Karatsu Mug / Chiharu Kumamoto
Shinogi Black Karatsu Mug / Chiharu Kumamoto
Shinogi Black Karatsu Mug / Chiharu Kumamoto

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the products made?

All products are made in various areas and prefectures across Japan. HULS Gallery Singapore curates and presents a collection of fine crafts from across Japan, each with a unique heritage and expression, collectively highlighting Japan's distinctive appreciation of beauty.

Is there any physical store in Singapore?

Yes, we have 3 locations in Singapore.

Duxton Hill - Flagship
24 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089607.
11:00 - 19:00 (Monday - Saturday and excluding Public Holidays)

Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Blvd #01-36/37, Singapore 039596.
11:00 - 20:00 (Daily)

Takashimaya Department Store, B1, Japanese Tableware Section

What are the shipping charges?

1. Local Shipping (Standard)

The shipping fee is SGD10.00 (up to 2kgs) and free shipping for purchase over SGD300 & above.
Please note that this applies to local shipping only.

2. Local Shipping (Express)

The shipping fee is SGD25.00 (up to 20kgs). For purchase over SGD300 & above, you may enjoy a special rate of SGD15.00 for express shipping.
Please note that this applies to local shipping only.

When can I receive my order?

1. Local Shipping (Standard)

Upon receiving your order, please allow us 1-3 business days to prepare the shipment. Your order should arrive within 3-5 business days.

2. Local Shipping (Express)

To secure delivery on next day, please place your order before 2pm and choose express shipping. For orders made by 4pm between Monday to Friday, we will schedule delivery on the next day. For orders made on Sundays and Public Holidays, the earliest delivery will be on the following business day.

Mode of express shipment: Lalamove

Is there an option for self-collection?

Yes, you may opt for self-collection for your ordered items at Duxton Hill gallery.

Once you proceed to checkout the items in your cart, you will be guided to the payment page. In the delivery method section, please choose the "Pick up" option. We will send you an email notification as soon as the item is ready for pickup.

Upon your arrival at the gallery, kindly provide your name and order number for verification purposes.

Can you gift wrap my order?

For products that come with a box, you may choose ribbon wrapping (+SGD1) or mizuhiki wrapping (+SGD2).