HANA KESSHO RURI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 5.11inch (13.0cm) height: 2.76inch (7.0cm), standard matcha bowl size or just a little smaller
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohan Dobuchi at Tohan Kiln

This porcelain Matcha Bowl creates an aura of elegance and unique pleasant cooling sensation. It is said that it is very difficult for porcelain or earthenware to create a cooling sensation. HANA KESSHO line, composed with some colors and some kind of works, is new line of Tohan Kiln.

The shape is one of traditional form which is used for TENMOKU Chawan or white porcelain Chawan. The shape matches with elegant crystal glaze very well.

HANA of this name means flower and KESSHO means crystal in Japanese. This item is finished by the technique called Crystal glaze. The technique is to mix certain metal substances into a clear glaze creating the pattern like crystal on the surface by a chemical reaction which occurs during the heating process in the kiln. Crystal glaze pattern like flower is quite elegant, and smooth glossy porcelain atmosphere is exquisite.

To heat Crystal glaze porcelain, extremely delicate and sensitive temperature management in the kiln is required. In modern earthenware and porcelain industry, temperature management in kiln is in 10C (18F) increments at best. Needless to say, even in the same kiln, temperature is different by location. However, to produce a stable Crystal glaze porcelain, the temperature in the kiln must be controlled in 1C (1.8F) increments. So, Crystal glaze porcelain has an extremely low yield ratio and can be quite expensive to create. Tohan Kiln has continuously made efforts to improve or innovate kiln, glaze, and so on for generations, and the continuous efforts have enabled the production of beautiful Crystal glaze porcelain at a reasonable price.

RURI is the Japanese name of lapis lazuli, and is one of the seven treasures in Buddhism. Glaze of RURI lapis lazuli blue color covers inside and outside the Matcha bowl, evoking the image that the Matcha bowl is adorned with lapis lazuli. Not only the crystal glaze but also its color gives us an image of cool atmosphere. The harmony between the green color of Matcha and RURI blue color of this bowl is quite beautiful.

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Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that HANA KESSHO crystal glaze pattern is a little different in each work because of the features of the glaze.)




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Tohan Dobuchi

Mr. Tohan Dobuchi was born in 1980 and is the fourth Tohan. The first Tohan Dobuchi opened Tohan Kiln at 1922. Now's Tohan Dobuchi succeeded the fourth at 2011.
The third Tohan’s art was full of creative energy, as he was naturally inquisitive and enjoys exploring new techniques and designs every day. He studied glaze in Germany, so his worked stand out from other Kyo Yaki. In the artworks of Tohan, they are incorporated with designs of flowering grasses that are found in nature. The third Tohan developed Tohan’s original world of glaze, color and design.
The fourth Tohan has been developing new Tohan world like HANA KESSHO crystal glaze lines. And these days, Tohan Kiln also creates beautiful lamps, tables and other interior designs. Works receive a high evaluation from not only the ceramic industry but also various fields.


- 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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01. Witold Riedel United Kingdom
896 05/20/2018
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1812 05/13/2017

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