diameter: 5.91inch (15.0cm), height: 2.36inch (6.0cm), standard flat style matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln
This Matcha bowl is flat and open style. The flat style was originally developed in order to choreograph coolness in the summer season in the Middle Ages before the advent of air conditioning. This flat style of Matcha bowl can be used not only for Matcha but is also ideal for serving traditional Japanese snacks and other foods as well. It will expand in application depending on your idea. Of course, it can be used not only in the summer season but throughout the year.
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.
HANADA of this name is a traditional color in Japan. HANADA word was used in KOJIKI which is the Japanese oldest history book written in 712. HANADA expresses noble elegant aqua or sky blue color which glaze was newly developed at Tohan Kiln. This HANADA color is quite elegant and beautiful like a clear blue sky or crystal clear aqua ocean.
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.
The bottom of the base is carefully carved in a spiral. It is one of the traditional garnishes of Matcha bowls, and also plays a role to bring a sophisticated atmosphere. It is one of several locations on the Matcha bowl where the artisan is able to express his identity.
Would you touch with the Tohan's world? HANADA elegant aqua or sky blue color will certainly capture your heart.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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