5.51inch (14cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Noritada Kimura at Kino Kiln
This is a unique Matcha Bowl, which is a combination of the artisan's original designs with the most traditional style of Matcha Bowl. The original designs add a moderate sophistication to traditional WABI SABI, and make viewers feel the artisan's skill and passion.
This Matcha Bowl is based on traditional KOBIKI which is coated with glaze made from white clay. Graceful brown is colored by iron blended into the white colored clay, which is not a traditional technique, but one developed by the artist. KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface, finely appear on the whole surface of brown color KOBIKI. KANNYU deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere when used carefully over time. SABI, which is part of the title of this piece, reminds us of WABI SABI.
This form is based on a traditional form called IDO GATA, tempered by the artisan's original design. IDO GATA shape is characterized by the flared open mouth and the moderate narrowed down base, like an inverted triangle. IDO GATA shape was the origin of all Matcha bowls and has continuously been appreciated since the 16th century when tea ceremony was established.
The base form is uniquely fashioned in the artist's original design. Though the base diameter is a little smaller than usual, it is strong. There is a projection at the center of the base, which is created by a traditional technique called Tokin Kabuto. It is usually created only with the highest grade Matcha bowl. Rim of base and the projection are finished uniquely, and are delicate yet strong.
Lower side is not coated with KOBIKI clay glaze and earth. The rough texture gives a dynamic impression and emphasizes the contrast of KOBIKI clay and glaze.
This Matcha Bowl follows tradition but also celebrates innovation, creating a sophisticated and WABI SABI atmosphere. Would you discover this artisan's passion for both tradition and innovation with this Matcha Bowl?
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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