If you’re looking for the cutest, calmest mug out there – you just found it. Two bears cuddling under translucent stars – which is why we call this our Wish Upon a Star mug. The design is adorable, but what’s even more magical is the stars of the sky – which are translucent.
You might think that this starry sky treatment is cute and whimsical, but the technique of using translucent glazing is called “hotarude” – a historical skill of ceramics. It was pioneered by the Persians back in the 12th century! The name of “hotarude” comes from the gentle light. In Japanese, “hotaru” is a firefly; people likened the light of openwork to the light of a firefly. We like it because it helps you see the tea!
This mug comes with the option of getting a $5 Stargazer Mate Chai – a perfect pairing!