OSHIDORI SAKURA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.15inch (8.0cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln

This Matcha bowl has an elegant and natural atmosphere brought by techniques featuring natural clay and glaze. The composition, which is simple yet elegant, is carefully painted and creates fine harmony with the clay.

OSHIDORI of this name means lovebird and SAKURA means cherry blossoms in Japanese. OSHIDORI lovebird is regarded as auspicious in Japan. SAKURA cherry blossoms are carefully and elegantly painted. A couple of OSHIDORI lovebirds slowly swim on the water under some cherry flower petals carried away in the warm spring breeze.

Before firing, the clay is coated with a white glaze called SHIRO KESHO and then inhomogenously wiped away by hand, which is called YUBI ATO. Some dark brown areas are visible through the white glaze, which look like clouds. It is said that the scene of cherry blossoms in full bloom from a distance also look like clouds. The clouds of white glaze express cherry blossoms in full bloom as seen from a distance.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. The GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

The form is one of the traditional shapes called KOMOGAI. The middle of the side is elegantly plentiful. And there is a projection at the center of the base, which is carefully created. It is proof of the high grade Matcha Bowl.

As above, this is a deliberate work, which has the fine harmony of elegant painting and subtle atmosphere of natural clay. To consider the fineness of this work and time and care taken in its creation, it is set at quite a reasonable price. We are certain that this should enrich and deepen your enjoyment of Matcha.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.




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Kagetsu Hara

Kagetsu Hara was born in Kyoto in 1971. He is known for his mastery of a wide range of traditional ceramic techniques. He won awards for competitions in Kyoto Prefecture. He studied and worked under his father, Kiyokazu Hara. Many of his works feature some traditional technique such as MISHIMA, HAKEME, KOBIKI, and so on, which are taken over from his father. His representative delicate techniques receive a high evaluation.


- 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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