GEPPAKU ROHGETSU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 5.12inch (13cm) height: 2.56inch (6.5cm), standard matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shigeo Takemura at Dainichi Kiln

This Matcha bowl has a tranquil, gentle, and soft atmosphere, and when held in both hands, creates a calming effect. Matcha bowls having such character are quite rare, but sought after. We at Hibiki-an specially ordered this GEPPAKU bowl from Dainichi kiln, which is famous for its ash glaze, for our customers.

The modestly flat form, which creates a refreshing impression, is quite unique. The size is just a little shorter and wider in diameter, though each difference is just 0.5cm or 1.0cm (0.2inch or 0.4inch). When you hold it in both hands, it fits completely and has an inexplicable calming effect. The bowl feels soft and warm to the touch.

GEPPAKU means white moon glaze, which is a turbid, milky blue, and ROHGETSU means “admire the beauty of the moon” in Japanese. GEPPAKU white moon glaze is named because the turbid blue color looks like moonlight. This characteristic slightly blue color is created by reduction firing of iron constituents in the glaze. The unique white turbidity is brought by hydrated silica. Please appreciate this GEPPAKU ROHGETSU bowl as if you admire the moon drifting by in a calm night sky.

The technique called TSUCHIMISE, which means “show soil” in Japanese, is used for the bottom of this bowl. And the rim of this bowl, which is coated thinly with glaze, seems linearly framed. You can also see the small dots like pinholes on the surface of the glaze. The dots are from the bubbling of the glaze, which occurs when it is fired at a high temperature. These elements add the dignified aura to this Matcha bowl.

The base has been carefully carved by hand and there is a projection at the center of the base, which is created by a traditional technique called Tokin Kabuto. It is usually created only with the highest grade Matcha bowl.

The unique GEPPAKU glaze matches well with the modestly flat form, which brings a refined and gentle atmosphere. Would you hold this Matcha bowls in your hands? This will certainly calm your mind and body.

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

Shigeo Takemura was born in Kyoto in 1953. In 1980, he opened Dainich Kiln after working under Morinobu Kimura for 8 years. Morinobu Kimura is the past master designated as important intangible cultural heritage by Kyoto prefecture.
Shigeo Takemura is especially good at ash glaze. He won the award of the traditional craft competition, and many other awards. His original ash glazes and his works are high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- 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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