Kudos to the staff at Hibiki-an. When I received my (extremely well packed) very first order which included this chawan and some matcha and a chasen (whisk) and scoop, I could not help but marvel at the care taken to wrap the package. It was so well wrapped that the first cut into the box released a wonderful aroma of what must be the (May-season) air in your area - the sweet smell of fresh Japanese tea! I just want to thank you very much, not only for the care you took in sending me the package, but in the quality of each item. The matcha was also exquisite.
Thank you - and best wishes!