JICON Mug is an ARITA porcelain ware with a light yet tough body.
At the first glance, it looks slim but holds a good amount of content, 300ml in L-size and 150ml in S-size.
The mug is also available with "FUCHI-SABI," a rusty brown accent on the rim.
JICON Mug L dia92 x h97 (w120 with a handle)
JICON Mug S dia81 x h81 (w106 with a handle
*All items available with FUCHI-SABI.
The rim of the JICON Mug is slightly-curved outward so it gently fits one's lips.
The handle is well-designed so that the index and middle fingers fit just right in the loop. Putting the other hand on the mug, one can hold the mug tightly in his/her hands.
The bottom of the mug has a slightly larger diameter than the bottom part of the body, making it stable when put on the table. This feature also makes the water drain off easier after cleaning.
JICON is a porcelain brand launched together with a Japanese designer, OJI Masanori. The brand name means "porcelain (JI) in modern times (CON)." In the Buddhist words, JICON means "seize the day." It also denotes "porcelain (JI) created by the house of IMAMURA" of the Touetsugama kiln, founded 350 years ago. (Note that "IMA" means "modern times" in Japanese and can be paraphrased as "CON.") The founder of the JICON brand, IMAMURA Hajime, later in 2014 became independent as IMAMURA Porcealin. IMAMURA Porcelain makes porcelains for daily life with their traditional white porcelain techniques using Amakusa Touseki (porcelain stone).