KIKU GASANE (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kohgiku Nakamura in Kohgiku Kiln

The painting of KIKU GASANE follows the traditional techniques of Kyo Yaki style, but the artist has painted bold and cheerful chrysanthemums over the whole surface of the outside, which brings a casual and modern atmosphere.

KIKU means chrysanthemum, and GASANE means piling up in Japanese. Chrysanthemum is one of the autumn flowers of Japan, and can be regarded as a noble flower. It also symbolizes longevity, and flower pattern of chrysanthemum is used everywhere in Japan, such as the cover of the passport, design of Kimono, and so on. Chrysanthemum is truly a beloved flower of Japan.

As the name of this Matcha bowl indicates, multicolored chrysanthemum flowers are painted on pottery, and they bloom in all their glory covering the whole outer surface of the bowl. This painting is based on the traditional technique of Kyo Yaki style, but spreading many chrysanthemum over a surface produces a casual and modern atmosphere which traditional Kyo Yaki pottery does not have. Bold and cheerful pattern of flowers gives a comfortable sense of affinity and harmony between its casualness and tradition.

Horizontal orange line inside the bowl is a technique known as GOHONDE in Japanese. Its line adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. This pattern of Matcha bowl is composed with autumn flowers, but may be used throughout the year. Considering the quality, this Matcha bowl is extremely reasonable in price.

We are certain that you will enjoy not only drinking Matcha but also immersing yourself in the cheerful atmosphere of colorful Japanese chrysanthemums.

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

Kohgiku Nakamura was born in Kyoto in 1951. He opened Kohogiku Kiln at 1975. He follows in the footsteps of traditional artists such as Ninsei Nonomura and Ogata Kenzan, and his work is based on traditional Kyoto style. He excels at bright and vivid works. Ninsei Nonomura was an artist who developed Kyo-Yaki style in the early 17th century. He was best known for his definitive pottery wheel technique and printing on Kyo-Yaki. Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.


- 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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