SOHEKI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
diameter: 4.7inch (12cm) height: 3.5inch (9cm), standard matcha bowl size
Made by Mr. Kouzo Shimada
Mr. Shimada was born in 1966.
He is a quiet, yet affable gentleman.
Many of his works display a simplicity and delicacy in their design.
Mr. Shimada holds 1-2 private exhibitions of his works each year.
This Matcha Bowl is hand-spun from clay, which is interspersed with feldspar minerals.
The feldspar when kneaded into the clay is one of the distinguishing features of Shigaraki-ware. The surface of the Matcha bowl is textured.
This texture allows the glazing to stand out for its style.
Each piece of Sigaraki-ware is stamped on the back.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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Shigaraki is one of the six major old Japanese kilns.
Begun in 743 A.D., the Shigaraki kiln has produced traditional Japanese ware for over 250 years, and holds the distinction of being the oldest kiln.
Shigaraki, located near Kyoto, was once the capital of Japan. The soil was found to be rich in clay that was suitable for pottery. Because of the location and the abundance of clay Shigaraki prospered due to the pottery production.
RIKYU SEN (1522-1581) was the Master and Founder of the tea ceremony. Rikyu Sen used only the tea set, which was made in Shigaraki. It is because of this auspicious beginning that Shigaraki is so famously regarded.
Shigaraki ware is characterized by its natural, simplistic style and grace of the combination of the clay and feldspar.
The style and taste of Shigaraki ware depends on the combination of the glaze (Yuyaku), the clay, and the firing temperature of the kiln.
- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent. In that case, after using the chlorine detergent, we recommend you boil this item in water to remove the chlorine smell.
- Do not wash in a dish washing machine.
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