HANABI Glass HIRA CHAWAN (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in summer season.

diameter: 5.70inch (14.5cm), height: 2.36inch (6.0cm), standard flat style matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Zenshoh Yamaoka at Zenshoh Kiln

This is a sophisticated glass Matcha bowl with Japanese traditional painting by a Kyo Yaki artisan, Zenshoh Yamaoka. The flat, open and low height of this style of Matcha bowl quickly lowers the temperature of the Matcha. This Matcha bowl is ideal for the summer season, but may be used throughout the year, depending on your preference, to serve not only tea, but ice cream, snacks and other treats.

HANABI of this name means fireworks, and HIRA CHAWAN means flat shape and low height bowl in Japanese. Fireworks are one of the Japanese seasonal traditions of summer, and are displayed at summer festivals. Three types of fireworks colored in blue, green, yellow, and red are elaborately painted on the transparent glass teaware. One is especially bold and dynamically designed on the teaware, as though we can hear the sound of a firework exploding nearby. Some are painted in a long and thin manner elegantly, which evokes the WABI SABI atmosphere of frail beauty. The use of the golden color, which is one of the features of Kyo Yaki style, adds elegance not only to the fireworks but also to the glass Matcha bowl itself.

This bowl can be used not only for serving Matcha, but for a wide variety of food and drink, such as ice cream and small snacks, and is perfect for everyday use or for special occasions. Depending on your preference, it is possible to use this bowl throughout the year.

The colorful patterns are painted on the outside surface of the glass. The impression of viewing from the inside is interestingly different because these patterns are seen through the glass. Adding the deep green color of Matcha creates a beautiful composition. This sophisticated glass Matcha bowl adds unique atmosphere to your table, and makes any moment special.

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




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Zenshoh Yamaoka

Zenshoh Yamaoka was born in 1942. He worked under Zenjiroh Ueyama for 10 years, and then opened his own Zenshoh kiln in 1969.
His paints derived from masterpieces in the middle ages are excellent. It is said his precise drawing techniques are in a class of their own. Indeed, he was officially designated as the traditional craftsman by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2002. His sophisticated, exquisite, elegant, and advanced drawing techniques receive high acclaim in the Kyo Yaki pottery industry.


- This is not heat-resistant glass. Please don't use in microwave and oven. Because it can be broken by rapid temperature change, please be careful.
- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- Please wash by hand. Don't wash by cleanser or in a dish washing machine.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent.

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