Limited

JYUHYOH MON (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.35inch (8.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Shigaraki-Yaki (Shigaraki pottery)
Made by Eizan Okuda
Measurements are approximate because each item is formed by hand.

JYUHYOH means frost-covered trees and MON means pattern in Japanese. The surface of this bowl is covered with white glaze like frost-covered trees and the light brown color emphasizes the warm atmosphere. The harmony and contrast of natural clay and the noble white glaze are very unique.

This Matcha bowl is made in the kiln of Shigaraki which is one of the six major old Japanese kilns. Shigaraki Yaki ware is characterized by its natural, simple style and grace of the combination of the clay and feldspar. Therefore, you can feel the rough texture of the clay itself. The style of Shigaraki ware depends on the combination of the clay and the firing temperature of the kiln.

The warm and rough surface of this bowl is coated by the white glaze like trees covered with hoar frost. To emphasize the beauty of frost-covered trees, glazed in white, the artisan Eizan Okuda fires this bowl longer than usual to produce warm and calm colors. And he boldly and dynamically paints the surface with white glaze, to capture and convey the sensation of the intense glare of sunlight reflected from the snow.

Eizan Okuda is also a tea master, so he focuses not only on the appearance of each piece but also its functionality. When designing this piece, he considered the balance of color between the inside of the bowl and the green Matcha that will one day grace its surface. You can feel his attention to detail.

The form looks just a little more slender than usual, like a spindle. It adds to the elegant atmosphere.

It is said that Ninsei Nonomura, who was one of the masters helping to create Kyo Yaki style in the early 17th century, created a bowl like this JYUHYOH MON a long time ago. Since Ninsei Nonomura was full of creative enthusiasm, he was interested in not only Kyo Yaki but also Shigaraki Yaki. And he made such a bowl with the clay of Shigaraki, which is coarse clay, while strictly adhering to traditional Kyo Yaki techniques. The artisan Eizan Okuda reproduces it brilliantly.

Its form and size fit perfectly into both hands when drinking Matcha and it is lighter than it looks. The artisan and tea master Eizan Okuda designs his works not only to have a beautiful appearance but also for functionality in the tea ceremony.

To consider the time and care, it is set at quite a reasonable price. This will deepen in atmosphere over time. Please enjoy your green moment with this Matcha bowl, which will enrich your green moment!

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the craftsman. There are natural variations in each piece.)

Price

US$196.00

Quantity

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

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Eizan Okuda

Eizan Okuda was born in Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture in 1944. After graduating from high school, he studied under his father and also took lessons in tea ceremony of the Urasenke school which is one of the Japanese three major schools of tea ceremony. He was given the tea ceremony master name “Sohei” by the head of Urasenke in 1973 and in 1987, he studied under Kohsyoh Shimizu, who is the elder of Todai-ji Temple, which is certified as a World Heritage Site. He was also registered as a traditional craftsmen of Shigaraki Yaki ware in 1992 and he was awarded as a traditional crafts industry contributor in 2007.
He is one of few potters who have the tea ceremony master name, even in Japan. He has a perfect command of glaze, forming and firing by his outstanding skill and unique experience. He also holds private exhibitions all over Japan and provides the guidance of pottery-making around the world. Eizan Okuda is truly one of the representative potters of Japan.

Directions

- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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