diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.14inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Bahan Sakata at Bahan Kiln
This Matcha bowl has both a graceful and unique natural atmosphere. A pair of OSHIDORI lovebirds slowly swim under the full bloom of a plum grove. Paintings of birds and plums are well matched with the natural clay texture.
KISSHOH of this name means auspicious, and OSHIDORI of this name means lovebirds in Japanese. MATSU Japanese pine, UME plum, and OSHIDORI lovebirds, which are all regarded as auspicious motifs in Japan are painted elegantly. Gold pigment is used to create a modestly exquisite atmosphere. Clouds, bird feathers, plum petals, and needle-shaped pines are graciously expressed with gold pigments.
White color OSHIDORI lovebirds swim gracefully and artfully under the plum grove together, and green and golden colors of feathers evoke gracefulness. The curved flowing water is decorated with white and golden colors, indicating swimming slowly, quietly, and harmoniously.
The red and white colors of plum blossoms are also one of the focal points. Plum blossoms are vividly painted inside and outside the bowl. Some plum blossoms are still buds, and others are in full bloom. The combination between the decoration of OSHIDORI lovebirds and plum blossoms creates a graceful aura.
The artisan, Bahan Sakata strives to create a subtle natural atmosphere. Before firing, he coats the clay with a white glaze called SHIRO KESHO and brush pattern called HAKEME. After the first firing, he coats the piece with black glaze and inhomogenously wipes it away. In this way, some white is visible through the dark brown colored glaze which deepens the WABI SABI atmosphere. White brush pattern inside of this bowl helps both to deepen the visual quality and to make the green of the Matcha appear especially bright.
The graceful and exquisite atmosphere of the decoration and the natural feeling of the texture are well combined on this Matcha bowl. To consider the fineness of this work and the time and care taken in its creation, it is set at quite a reasonable price. We are certain that you will be fascinated by this elaborate work once you touch this Matcha bowl.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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