diameter: 5.31inch (13.5cm) height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln
This porcelain Matcha Bowl creates an aura of elegance and unique pleasant cooling sensation. It is said that it is very difficult for porcelain or earthenware to create a cooling sensation. HANA KESSHO line, composed with some colors and some kind of works, is new line of Tohan Kiln.
The shape is one of traditional form which is used for TENMOKU Chawan or white porcelain Chawan. The shape matches with elegant crystal glaze very well.
HANA of this name means flower and KESSHO means crystal in Japanese. This item is finished by the technique called Crystal glaze. The technique is to mix certain metal substances into a clear glaze creating the pattern like crystal on the surface by a chemical reaction which occurs during the heating process in the kiln. Crystal glaze pattern like flower is quite elegant, and smooth glossy porcelain atmosphere is exquisite.
To heat Crystal glaze porcelain, extremely delicate and sensitive temperature management in the kiln is required. In modern earthenware and porcelain industry, temperature management in kiln is in 10C (18F) increments at best. Needless to say, even in the same kiln, temperature is different by location. However, to produce a stable Crystal glaze porcelain, the temperature in the kiln must be controlled in 1C (1.8F) increments. So, Crystal glaze porcelain has an extremely low yield ratio and can be quite expensive to create. Tohan Kiln has continuously made efforts to improve or innovate kiln, glaze, and so on for generations, and the continuous efforts have enabled the production of beautiful Crystal glaze porcelain at a reasonable price.
HAISEI of this name is a traditional color in Japan. HAISEI essentially means ashy blue. Curious to say, HAISEI color of this Matcha Bowl weaves warmth with cool, and the harmony and contrast of cool and warmth are excellent. The color also has noble aura of elegance, glamour, and beauty. In many cases, crystal glaze porcelain usually has a cool atmosphere without warmth due to the feature of crystal glaze. This HAISEI glaze is a shining star even among the many brilliant pieces in the HANA KESSHO series at Tohan kiln.
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(Please note that HANA KESSHO crystal glaze pattern is a little different in each work because of the features of the glaze.)