The Kuro-Raku matcha bowl feels wonderful in the hands, light, warm and a true pleasure to drink from. The contrast in colour when filled with the bright green matcha and black glossy glaze adds to the atmosphere almost like a spiritual entity. The reddish tinted tongue is perfect for aligning your hands into the bowl's slight finger indentations. The packaging is very thoughtfully done and sturdy. I highly recommend this bowl for anyone who enjoys their daily matcha.