diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm), height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Issei Katoh at Jyozan Kiln
This Matcha bowl is graceful and dignified. Combination of the paintings and the decoration of gold brings an extremely elegant atmosphere.
It is said that Mr. Katoh's traditional paintings of SANSUI landscape, KACHOFUGETSU beauty of nature, auspicious symbols motif, and so on, succeed the quintessence of the four masters Ninsei Nonomura (circa 17th century) and Kenzan Ogata (1663 -1743) who helped to create Kyo Yaki style in the early 17th century, along with Kohrin Ogata (1658 - 1716) and Kohetsu Honami (1558 - 1637) who advanced Japanese painting in the 17th century.
KINPAKU of this name means gold leaf, and TAKE means Bamboo in Japanese.
Bamboo, which is drawn on this Matcha bowl, symbolizes congratulations and best wishes. In Japan, bamboo is also a symbol of patience because bamboo is flexible, and integrity because bamboo is straight from root to tip. The bamboo is painted dignifiedly and elegantly over the entire outside and upper inside.
Gold leaf is extravagantly placed on the painting. If gold leaf is applied by an inexperienced artisan, it can appear flamboyant or ignoble. The gold leaf on this Matcha bowl enhances its graciousness. Garnishes are gorgeously and abundantly placed among each bamboo by gold leaf and gold pigment.
As above, the design is carefully painted over the entire outside and upper inside and gold leaf is gorgeously placed on the design, creating a stunning atmosphere. In addition, most bowls of this style are coated with a transparent glaze, but in this case, the artist has used a beautiful translucent yellow glaze to coat the entire bowl, adding much to the elegant atmosphere.
The base is also carefully carved. Height of this Matcha bowl's base shape is more than usual, which is proof of the highest grade Matcha bowl. It is not easy to create such a high base shape.
His works, which are all graceful and dignified, are visually captivating to viewers. Needless to say, Matcha served in this special bowl will profoundly enrich your heart.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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