"The title of the chawan is Jicon.（而今）"
Jikon (じこん) here have many means like Life After Death, in the future, from now on, henceforth, hereafter Kanji 自今 - 爾今 - 而今 Kana じこん
Jikon (じこん) temporal instances built a continual sequence with "our time"and there is thus no isolated state of being. Time in this image has a spatial aspect and take the phrase to point to the "immediate present "here",
Even used during funerals in that case means: Nowadays, Now, Taking a look to this Authentic Japanese Calligraphy done by Hakutou. The word is 'Jikon' which means 'Living In The Now'. It is a zen word which originally came from Cofucious's teaching. Great for Asian theme