HANA TSUBAKI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 3.14inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Zuikoh Tsuchitani in Zuikoh Kiln

This Matcha bowl evokes a soft and gentle atmosphere. Camellia flowers are painted with light and warm colors. The unique texture of the bowl adds to the subtle softness. ICCHIN MORI technique creates a unique atmosphere. Its impression is created not only from the earthenware texture but also from the flower paintings.

HANA means flower, and TSUBAKI means camellia flowers in Japanese. Camellia flowers are one of the most traditional, cherished flowers of Japan, especially prized in tea ceremony. The beauty of camellia flowers are well expressed on this Matcha bowl. Each color is very soft and gentle, and the color gradation is quite realistic and beautiful, as if the fragrance of camellia flowers flows from the bowl.
The gradation technique is also used on the camellia leaves. Light blue and green colors are well mixed with the leaves, creating a lively atmosphere. Some indigo blue leaves and golden color of veins and stamens emphasize the strong impact of the painting, yet those leaves are well matched and balanced, and add to the soft atmosphere.

Each pattern of camellia flowers and leaves are edged, placing a fine border of clay around each design. This technique is called ICCHIN MORI in Japanese. This technique gives three-dimensional appearance to the bowl, and makes us feel as though we can touch the real camellia flower.

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.

The gradation and ICCHIN techniques create a graceful atmosphere, and also evoke the soft texture of flowers and leaves. The atmosphere of this bowl surrounds your Matcha green tea in a subtle softness.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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Zuikoh Tsuchitani

Zuikoh Tsuchitani was born in 1959 in Kyoto. He graduated from the university, majoring in pottery glazing. In 2013, he became the third head of Zuikoh kiln. His effort focuses on the research of the glaze, how to make kiln, forming and firing. Through his research, his goal is to make new and unique Kyo-Yaki teaware, that still holds true to tradition.


- 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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