Limited

YANAGI NI SAKURA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm), height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Issei Katoh at Jyozan Kiln

This Matcha bowl symbolizes the spring scenery in Kyoto. Golden color of cherry blossoms gracefully decorate this Matcha bowl. Refined color of light green glazed willow branches adds soft atmosphere to the bowl. The full rounded form of the bowl is charming. These elements are well harmonized and evoke elegance and noble atmosphere of mid-afternoon in spring.

YANAGI means willow tree, and SAKURA means cherry blossoms in Japanese. Both of them are representative of trees or flowers blooming in spring. Some cherry blossoms are still in the state of buds, and others are in full bloom. New sprouts of willow trees are carefully painted in light green glaze. This bowl expresses early spring, when the trees have just begun to brighten with fresh colors.

Four types of cherry blossoms in red, pink, white and gold colors are inlayed inside and outside the bowl, and its different colors of cherry blossoms enhances its beauty. Buds of cherry blossoms are also well painted with various colors, and each bud is about to bloom. Gentle spring breeze sways light green color of new sprouts of willow, and its scenery impresses the soft atmosphere on this bowl.

Cherry blossoms and willow branches are painted on the bowl gracefully, and its contrast enriches the spring scenery very much. Some cherry blossoms and their outlines are painted with golden color gorgeously. It might feel that it would be too luxurious, but willow branches play an important role. Warm spring breeze blows willow branches gracefully, flexibly and softly, and its effect softens the golden color of cherry blossoms. Adding to that, light green color glaze calms its vividness. Both colors interact beautifully with each other, and evoke the image of the elegance of spring.

The form is unique. The middle side is a little swelled out. Round shape of the bowl is rather charming. The base is a unique folding-fan shape, and there is a projection at the center of the base.

This Matcha bowl expresses Japanese scenery in spring very well, especially its color. The taste of Matcha surrounded by the fresh colors of spring will be ultimate refinement. Please enjoy the green tea moment with the elegance of spring in Japan.

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

US$141.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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Issei Katoh

Issei Katoh is an artisan specializing in decorative overglaze techniques and the second generation of Jyozan Kiln. He was born in Kyoto in 1948. He worked and studied under Shohsai Fukuda and his father, the founder of Jyozan Kiln, and took over Jyozan Kiln in 2002. He won the award of Minister of International Trade and Industry, the award of Kyoto governor, and many other awards.
His works are considered extremely graceful and dignified, and widely acquire a good reputation. It is said that his traditional paintings of SANSUI landscape, KACHOFUGETSU beauty of nature, auspicious symbols motif, and so on, succeed the quintessence of the four masters Ninsei Nonomura (circa 17th century) and Kenzan Ogata (1663 -1743) who helped to create Kyo Yaki style in the early 17th century, along with Kohrin Ogata (1658 - 1716) and Kohetsu Honami (1558 - 1637) who advanced Japanese painting in the 17th century.

Directions

- 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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