[How to choose a stylish mug] Introducing tableware that will make your coffee time even more wonderful

Hello, this is Taki from the Uchiru Editorial Department, a pottery market that you can enjoy at home.

When do you use a mug?

・When drinking hot coffee with bread in the morning.
・When you want to take a break at work.
・When drinking hot milk at night before going to bed.

Amidst the rush of everyday life, taking a moment to relax with your favorite mug is special, isn't it?

I just want to buy a mug that will become my favorite! When you think about it, the problem is that there are so many types that you can't choose the one that's right for you.

At our store, we carry about 200 types of mugs from potteries and artists from all over the country, and we keep an eye on popular products and trends.

We would like to introduce 20 stylish mugs that you can use for yourself or as gifts, as well as some tips on how to choose one.

I want to see various mugs first. You can view it from the link below.

Mug list page

How to choose mugs and coffee cups: 3 points

If you think about ``what occasion do you want a mug for?'' and choose based on the three points below, you will be able to choose the mug that is perfect for you.

1. Capacity (size) is 250ml to 300ml

For daily use, one cup is often about 200ml, so If it has a full capacity of about 250ml to 300ml, it's OK!

By the way, for commercially available instant drinks (powder), the standard size is 150ml for potage and 180ml for coffee.

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If you're looking for a companion when you're sitting for long periods of time, such as working at a desk or watching movies, we recommend something a little larger, about 350ml.

2. One is a simple design

If you use it every dayIf you choose a simple design, you can keep using it for a long time without getting tired of it.
If there is a texture unique to earthenware, each item will have a different expression, which will make you love it even more.

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If you're looking for something to use for special occasions, such as when you have guests over or when you're eating a special snack, it's a good idea to choose something with an impactful pattern or one that makes an impact.

It's fun to choose a mug according to your mood at that moment.

3. It is convenient to use a microwave

"My tea has gotten a little cold so I want to reheat it"
"I want to easily make hot milk"

The microwave oven is reliable in such cases.

Porcelain items are durable and can be used in the microwave in most cases, but ceramic items or items made by artists may not be microwave safe, so be careful.

Please be sure to check the handling instructions.

From here, we will specifically introduce recommended mugs and coffee cups.
Please use this as a reference when choosing a mug, as we have included information on the capacity and whether or not it can be used in the microwave.

Simple classic mug/coffee cup

White makeup shaved mug pottery Mino ware

A powdered powder mug with a pattern carved out one by one using a plane.
You can feel the warmth and gentleness that is unique to handmade products.

The smooth texture is comfortable, and the edges are slightly curved, making it easy to drink.
This is a pottery made with love and with the users in mind.

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Capacity: Approx. 240ml (8 minutes )
Microwave: Possible

Mug porcelain chrysanthemum Mino ware

A mug with a chubby thickness that gives it a sense of stability and a calming impression.

You can feel relaxed and at home as if you were at a cafe.

The size, form, and design are just right, and you'll want to use it every day to take a break.

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Capacity: Approximately 200ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Possible

Mug, iron powdered ceramic, Shigaraki ware

A mug made of iron powder that gives you the warmth of the earth.

It feels moderately heavy and has excellent stability.

The rustic and tasteful atmosphere is perfect for men.

Capacity: Approx. 250ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Possible

Mug herringbone white pottery ORIME Hasami ware

This mug has an impressive "herringbone" pattern with a rough weave.

In order to express the texture of the cloth, one of its charms is the tasteful texture that takes advantage of the shading and fading of colors, overlapping and unevenness.

The modern look goes perfectly with Scandinavian tableware.

Capacity: Approximately 230ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Not possible

Large mug/coffee cup with plenty of space

Mug Amber Ceramic Rosemary Hasami Ware

A mug with a lovely rosemary pattern.

The large size allows you to pour plenty of drinks.

Perfect when you want to have a relaxing cup of tea.

With a modern design and calm colors, it can be used by both men and women.

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Capacity: Approx. 250ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Possible

Mug Itchin White Ceramic Tanso Kiln Tanba Ware

A slipware mug with unique decoration made using traditional European techniques.

The slender and tall design is fresh and gives it a special feel.

The traditional design is perfect as a gift for older people.

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Capacity: Approximately 280ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Not possible

Mino Mug Ceramic Minami Kiln Mino Ware

This mug has an attractive calm color and rustic atmosphere.

It has a slightly rough texture and a warmth that is unique to earthenware.

Each piece has a different color and pattern, allowing you to enjoy its unique expression.

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Capacity: Approximately 250ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Not possible

Arabia 24h Tuokio Mug Porcelain ARABIA 24h TUOKIO

Arabic's 24-hour series is based on the concept of "tableware that can be used 24 hours a day from morning until night."

The capacity is a generous 340ml!

It also comes in handy when adding soup.

Capacity: Approx. 340ml (8 minutes )
Microwave: Possible

A cute mug/coffee cup that will make your heart flutter

Mug Strawberry Porcelain Fruits Hasami Ware

Just looking at this mug with a large strawberry on it will cheer you up.

The base color is beige, which is close to white, so it has a calming design and is suitable for adults.

The strawberry pattern is drawn all over, so it will be a great accent for your table.

Capacity: Approximately 210ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Possible

Daisy Mug Navy

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A mug with an indigo daisy drawn on white porcelain.

If you have a few matching pieces, you can enjoy a relaxing and elegant tea time with your family.

It would also be nice to use plates with the same pattern together.

This is a pottery that instantly brightens up casual everyday scenes.

Capacity: Approximately 200ml (8th minute)
Microwave: Possible

Coffee cup/tea cup for hospitality

Coffee cup & saucer color

This is an ARABIA Paratissi coffee cup and saucer with fresh designs of fruits and flowers.

As the name "paradise" means in Finnish, it brightens up your dining table.

The most appealing thing about this utensil is that it can be used as a cup and saucer alone.

Since the saucer does not have a recess, it is a versatile plate perfect for snacking or serving.

The cup also has a straight, straight shape, so it can be used like a mug without any discomfort.

Coffee cup/tea cup green fajans pottery POTPURRI

The Scandinavian-style pattern is lovely, perfect for entertaining friends and colleagues.

When you pick it up and touch it, it feels moist in your palm, and you can feel the high quality of the pottery.

You can also add small snacks such as cookies or chocolate to the saucer.

You can have a fun time while chatting slowly.

Coffee cup/tea cup blue ripe grape porcelain Hasami ware

A cup and saucer with a somewhat nostalgic atmosphere that looks like something you would find at a pure cafe.

Among the indigo leaves and vines, you can see one or two grapes.
Each piece is unique and has a unique handmade feel.

Flowers and Birds Coffee Cup/Tea Cup Porcelain Harektani Kutani Ware

The classic design of the cup has very elegant patterns of flowers and birds.

It comes with a cute saucer, so it will be a hit with drinks and baked goods.

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The "Harektani" series was created to blend in with modern times while preserving the tradition of Kutani ware.

This is a wonderful pottery that will make you feel light and cheerful when you use it.

Perfect as a gift. Mugs and coffee cups that you want to use in pairs

Mug inlay Mino ware

A rustic and warm mug with a pine needle pattern on the surface.

The appeal is that it has a large capacity and allows you to feel the warmth of clay.

Even when the pine needles wither and fall, the two pine needles remain as one, so it is said to bring good luck.

Why not give two colors, natural and brown, as a wedding gift?

Cafe Mug Sherbet Gray Koyang Kiln

An eye-catching mug with a transparent sherbet gray color.

Gentle to the touch, just the right size, and just the right form.

It is a gentle container that will fit in with any person and gently snuggle up to them.

If you send them in pairs as a housewarming gift or wedding gift, they will surely be happy.

Heat-resistant glass mug/coffee cup that can be used in the microwave

KIRIKO Heat Resistant Mug Large Stripe Yamaguchi Mirai

A heat-resistant mug accented with delicate striped engravings.

An easy-to-use mug that is thin, light, and easy to hold.

Hot or cold food is OK. It's very convenient and can be used all year round.

You can also put cutlery such as forks and spoons in it, or decorate it with flowers.


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A heat-resistant mug with a simple and spacious shape.

It is light but has a solid sense of stability, making it useful for everyday use.

The color of tea or coffee seen through transparent glass looks more beautiful, doesn't it?

The simple design makes it fun to play with the coaster.

Famous brand mugs/coffee cups

Iittala Teema Mug

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Teema is a staple of Scandinavian tableware.
This series has not changed its design for over 30 years and continues to be loved all over the world.

The most appealing thing is the simple and timeless design.

As it is thick, it is durable and can be used for a long time.

One of its charms is that it comes in a wide variety of colors.
There are many colors, so try finding your favorite.

Arabia Paratissi Mug Black

A mug from Paratissi, a representative Arabian series.

As the name suggests in Finnish, "Paradise", this design will brighten up your table.

It's a generous size of 350ml, so you can pour soup into it and use it for meals.

Black is easy to match with other pottery, so it is easy to give as a gift.

If you are unsure, this is it! Recommended by Utsuwa shop staff

There are so many mugs lined up and I don't know which one to choose...

In such a case, we recommend that you start with something that has a simple design and is easy to use.

Fulky shaved mug potter's wheel powder pottery Mino ware

Fulky shaved mug potter's wheel powder Pottery Mino ware

A mug with a gentle and gentle expression that will make you feel at ease.

There are three reasons why we recommend it
・Simple color that goes well with any pottery
・Easy to use on a daily basis Capacity
・Durable enough to be heated in the microwave

The warm white with a slight gray tinge has a natural atmosphere and is a color that is easy to match with any type of pottery.

Also, the capacity is approximately 240ml at the 8th minute and approximately 180ml at the 6th minute.
The size is easy to use on a daily basis.

You can also use the microwave to warm it up, so it's convenient to heat up cold milk.

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Recommended small plates to use with mugs

frame oval plate small pottery sen Hasami ware

The sparkling golden rim is an accent.

A small plate with a retro, romantic atmosphere.

Perfect for placing two cookies or chocolates on the side of a mug.

4-inch round plate herringbone white pottery ORIME Hasami ware

A small plate with a design that looks like herringbone patterns are glued together geometrically.

The perfect size for cakes and muffins, perfect for snack time.

It looks great with matching mugs, and the simple design makes it easy to match with colored patterned mugs.

Teacup-shaped plate, arrow feather round pattern, porcelain, Arita ware

A teacup-shaped plate that looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Is there another teacup next to the mug you brewed tea in? ?

The playful table coordination will make tea time even more enjoyable.

It's also good for putting sugar cubes or fresh coffee on top.


We have introduced stylish and wonderful mugs by category.

A mug that I usually casually hold in my hand.

It's fun to try out different mugs, as they all have different designs, ease of use, and comfort to the touch.

The good thing about mugs is that you don't have to worry about how many you have.

Please try using different mugs depending on your mood that day.

At Uchiru, we sell not only the mugs introduced this time, but also a variety of other mugs.

Please take a look at the link below.

Mug list page

Also, this article introduces recommendations for mugs made by artists and by region of production.

・20 recommended mugs made by artists that give you a sense of handmade quality

・≪Choose by region of pottery≫ 15 recommended mugs

< "https://uchill.jp/blog/blog/prog/pottery-type/minoyaki-mugcup/"> ・ Mino-yaki 9 mugs I want to use every day

・ Dynamic 12 Yachimun's 12 mugs
< /"href =" https://uchill.jp/blog/blog/pottery-type/mashikoyaki-mugcup/ "> ・ I want to warm up. 9 Mashiko ware mugs

If you are interested, please read it.

Please spend a pleasant day with a wonderful mug.

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