This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
diameter: 4.52inch (11.5cm) height: 3.34inch (8.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Seisen Kondoh in Seisen Kiln
This bowl is very unique among Kyo Yaki style bowls, especially its method of painting. One of the points is the use of white clay glaze. This bowl provides us with warmth from its form. The bowl fits into both hands, and this form mysteriously relaxes both mind and body.
HAGI means Japanese bush clover, and GASANE means piling up in Japanese. HAGI is an autumn wild flower, enjoyed by tea masters as one of the seven autumn flowers for some generations. Numerous Japanese bush clovers are depicted in white color outside the bowl, trailing in the autumn breeze.
This bowl has several unique characteristics. Normally in Kyo Yaki style, white clay glaze can be used to make the earthenware white. On the contrary, HAGI Japanese bush clover is expressed on the dark brown color earthenware by the use of white glaze. This is very unusual in Kyo Yaki style, but white color bush clover beautifully sets off the dark brown earthenware. The pattern style is called ICCHINMORI in Japanese. Its technique is to use small dots to draw instead of painting solid lines. Refined and thick lines and dots express its leaves in a rhythmic and vivid manner. In the inside of the bowl, liner marks made by brush are implemented. This traditional technique, called HAKEME gives us an image that the autumn breeze is blowing in the fields.
Form also adds beauty to the bowl. Rounded shape of the bowl both on the top and bottom give a gentle feel, and the middle of the bowl feels firm. Curious to say, when you hold this in your two hands, you will indeed feel its relaxing warmth.
This bowl will lead you into the full bloom of autumn flower and breeze when you have Matcha. Once having this bowl, it will bring warmth and relaxation to your days.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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