NEJI HANA MON (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.35inch (8.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohraku Morisato

NEJI HANA MON has not only sophisticated or exquisitely elegant atmosphere but a light and unique rhythm. Remarkable patterns are created by a technique called MISHIMA. Before shaped clay is dried, patterns are marked by stamp stick carved with flowers or another similar design. It is one of the traditional techniques of Kyo Yaki.

Tohraku stamps each of his works by hand, one at a time, though many others are stamped by machine. And he uses only his own stamp sticks that he has personally designed and created. There are only a few artisans in Japan who make stamp sticks because it requires great skill. So, his patterns are much more precise in detail and unique. Tohraku creatively uses several hundred kinds of stamp sticks. In this way, the atmosphere of his works becomes amazingly delicate and expressive.

This has a lovely purple tone which adds depth of expression. The purple tone is brought not by glaze but by the nature of the clay, which is very rare and mined only in Nara. Combined with the white glaze, the clay takes on this unique purple tone. This property of the clay is subtly different in each batch of clay, even in the same kind of clay mined in the same area, so please note that the color of this may vary in deepness of shade.

NEJI of this name means twisting, HANA means flower, and MON means armorial bearing. Flower stamps are marked slantwise on the outside in a gentle curve. And HAKEME brush marks are drawn slantwise inside. The combination creates a light rhythm in the exquisite elegant atmosphere of this Matcha Bowl. The contrast is superb.

Everyone who has seen in person the tea ware made by Tohraku Morisato is magnetized by its unique exquisite and elegant atmosphere.

Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that due to the variation in natural color of the clay, this Matcha Bowl is unique in color and no two are exactly the same.)




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Tohraku Morisato

Tohraku Morisato is the third Tohraku. He was born in Kyoto in 1959. He worked and studied under the second Tohraku, and succeeded the second Tohraku in 1996. He won the award of Minister of International Trade and Industry, and many other awards.
Tohraku Morisato is well-known for creating remarkable delicate and precise ceramic art. Using time-honored techniques and unique sophisticated design, he brings out the primary features of clay. He continuously is inspired by interacting with the public at his exhibitions, receiving requests, comments, and feedback about his work.
One of his representative delicate techniques, MISHIMA receives a high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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