These handmade milk creamers were produced in Hyogo Prefecture's Tamba area by Ichino Taro. Far more than just a daily use items, these creamers are works of art unto themselves and have a plain but nostalgic aura to them.
You can easily tell the love and care that Ichino Taro puts into his work when you hold one of these smooth milk creamers. It's a legacy that he inherited from his father Ichino Koji who was also an artisan working in Tamba.
Note that these creamers are a little bigger than average and therefore can hold plenty of milk. They also look great when hanging from a rack too as decorative but functional kitchenware.
🔥 About the Tamba Kilns
Located to the north of Kobe in the middle of western Honshu, the Tamba area is renowned as being one of Japan's top six sources for ceramics. Believed to date as far back as Japan's Heian period (794-1185), this kiln has an impressive historical legacy.
Products hailing from the Tamba area have a unique ash covered hue which is the result of baking clay at approximately 1300℃ for over sixty hours. This high heat chemical reaction is one of the facets that sets Tamba's wears apart from other kilns in Japan.