Tokoname craftsman Shun-en's engraving

Tokoname craftsman Shun-en's work is a study in precision, care and beauty. Producing a teapot such as the one shown here can take a whole day of painstaking engraving.
Not only are the individual petals carefully drawn, the balance of the overall design is also exquisite, with recessed pinpricks adding depth and texture.

The finished teapot has a lovely deep burnished glaze and in a certain light,the sakura flowers almost seem to glisten.
This teapot is a true work of art which embodies the spirit of Shun-en's craft.