The Serenity Series is a unique work of artistic vision. Hand-crafted by Mayumi Yamashita of Kagawa, Japan who works out of her grandparent’s home, a traditional minka where she finds inspiration between the juxtaposition of the old and contemporary. The tea cup fits perfectly inside the cusp of two hands and the hand-etched surface gives a pleasant touch. Beyond the texture and light peppermint glaze, it carries an essence reminiscent of ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock paintings of the floating world. The emotions, relationships and everyday life is contained within, interpreted through the artist’s whimsical perspective on our world.