This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
diameter: 4.72inch (12.0cm) height: 2.76inch (7.0cm), standard matcha bowl size or just a little smaller
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln
This porcelain Matcha bowl creates an aura of elegance and unique pleasant cooling sensation. The appearance is just like a snow crystal. It is said that it is very difficult for porcelain or earthenware to create a cooling sensation.
The shape is one of the traditional forms called TENMOKU Chawan. A part of the rim is uniquely hollowed in a horizontal form in the traditional TENMOKU style. The size is just a little smaller than standard Matcha bowl size and therefore produces a delicate and graceful atmosphere. The appearance is captivating pure white just like a snow crystal.
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.
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.
This can be used not only for Matcha but also for serving traditional Japanese snacks and other foods. 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!
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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(Please note that HANA KESSHO crystal glaze pattern is a little different in each work because of the features of the glaze.)