SHIRO KAIRAGI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.53inch (11.5cm), height: 3.14inch (8cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kagetsu Hara at Kagetsu Kiln

This is a unique Matcha bowl. The combination of a traditional technique, such as KAIRAGI, with a novel design, creates the superb and sophisticated feel of this Matcha bowl. The contrast of black texture with white glaze emphasizes its modern style. The techniques create a modern WABI SABI atmosphere, and makes viewers feel the artisan's skill, consideration, and passion.

KAIRAGI is the name of the glaze. KAIRAGI ware is one of the most prized among all tea ware and has been loved by tea masters for generations. Its characteristic wrinkles and cracks appear during firing.

This Matcha bowl is coated with white color glaze to highlight its distinctive surface. The contrast between its pitch black texture and solid white glaze creates a modern and sophisticated impression. It is like a rocky mountain lightly powdered with snow. Each item is truly unique with different expressions brought out during firing.

At first glance, viewers may find the form quite audacious. The sides are boldly scraped away, which is called MENTORI, describing the surfaces created by carving away the clay. On the other hand, the bottom of the Matcha bowl is carefully and elaborately scraped away. The appearance is not round like a standard Matcha bowl but a little angular in shape. It emphasizes the modern and novel atmosphere. The marriage of the traditional KAIRAGI technique and modern design evokes the superb and sophisticated aura of this Matcha bowl.

Would you discover this artisan's skill, consideration, and passion with this Matcha bowl? You will be surprised by the delicate and amazing craftsmanship. SHIRO KAIRAGI creates a sophisticated and WABI SABI atmosphere.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)




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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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