This is a great bowl!! no frills, a slightly rough finish, which i like when making green tea (i feel like the glazed bowls don't provide enough friction). I am extremely happy not only with the bowl and other products that I purchased from Hibiki-an, but the spectacular service. The bowl was delivered promptly, arriving at my home in a little over one week. The packaging was simple and efficient such that nothing I ordered could break. I have ordered many things online, from many countries (as far as China and India), and I have never been this satisfied. I will certainly be telling my friends about the quality of the product and the perfect service I have received.