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UME HAI YU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

[Limited] This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.

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diameter: 4.53inch (11.5cm) height: 3.54inch (9.0cm), standard matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shigeo Takemura at Dainichi Kiln

This Matcha Bowl has a tranquil and elegant atmosphere, and when held in both hands, creates a calming effect. Matcha Bowl having such character is quite rare, but sought after.

The round form like globe is unique. The size is just a little taller and shorter diameter, though each difference is just 0.5cm or 1.0cm (0.2inch or 0.4inch). When you hold it in both hands, it fits completely and has an inexplicable calming effect.
The bowl feels soft and warm to the touch. The base has been carefully carved by hand.

UME of this name means plum and HAI YU means ash glaze in Japanese. Plum ash glaze is rare and Mr. Takemura’s original. The plum glaze is not so shiny but matte and moderated, which is one component of the calming effect. The plum ash glaze is made from plum tree woods grown in Wakayama which is 150km (94miles) from Kyoto and the most famous product district of plum in Japan. Even a small amount of ash glaze requires several bundles of wood.

Plum ash glaze can take on a few different appearances such as emerald green, gray green, light brownish gray, and so on. The emerald green glaze, which collects at the inner base is quite elegant. The emerald green glaze is created by reduction firing of ash glaze. Because of this, each Matcha bowl looks unique. The earthen surface appears at the base. The contrast of bare clay against the glaze brings a feeling of warmth.
This Matcha Bowl features KANNYU, a type of glaze and technique which gives the appearance of a cracked surface. The appearance will change after the first use and over time, to look similar to the picture on the left side below. It creates a WABI SABI atmosphere.

The unique plum glaze matches well with the global form, which brings a tranquil and elegant atmosphere. Would you hold this Matcha bowls in your hands? This will certainly calm your mind and body.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)

US$97.00
 

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Shigeo Takemura

Shigeo Takemura was born in Kyoto in 1953. In 1980, he opened Dainich Kiln after working under Morinobu Kimura for 8 years. Morinobu Kimura is the past master designated as important intangible cultural heritage by Kyoto prefecture.
Shigeo Takemura is especially good at ash glaze. He won the award of the traditional craft competition, and many other awards. His original ash glazes and his works are high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.

Directions

- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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