Limited

KYO no UME (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori at Shunzan Kiln

KYO of this name means KYOTO and UME means plum in Japanese. Plum is special auspicious flower in Japan because it is said that Plum is the first to bloom among all spring flowers. Considering the price and quality, this Matcha bowl is an outstanding value.

The auspicious flower, Plum has been loved by tea masters for generations, so that this pattern of Matcha bowl is frequently used at HATSU GAMA, the first tea ceremony of the year. Plum blossoms are carefully and vividly painted on the side and inside. The whole atmosphere of this Matcha bowl is soft and gentle, a beautiful effect characteristic of Shunzan’s expert artistry.

This Matcha bowl is the traditional standard Kyo Yaki shape. However, Shunzan has added a few special touches such as linear patterns carved on the side and a spiral on the lowest point of the bowl inside. The base is carefully carved to a unique shape. They all bring a gentle accent to the atmosphere.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

This Matcha bowl brings the warm feeling of walking through a plum grove, almost as though you can smell the sweet aroma of the plum blossoms. It will certainly add joy to your green moment.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!

Price

US$80.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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Shunzan Mori

Shunzan Mori is the third Shunzan. He was born in Kyoto in 1958. He succeeded the third Shunzan after working at Yoshiya kiln for 6 years. He is well-known for bringing out the primary features of clay and creating beautiful flowers of the four seasons. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.
Shunzan Mori continuously strives to develop unique techniques. His graceful flowers painted on unique ceramic art consistently receives high evaluations.

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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