Limited

IRODORI KONOHA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 3.14inch (8cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Zuikoh Tsuchitani in Zuikoh Kiln

This Matcha bowl evokes the gentle atmosphere of autumn in Japan. Colorful pastel color leaves are painted inside and outside of this Matcha bowl with light and warm colors. The warm colored texture of the clay adds to the subtle softness.

IRODORI means color and KONOHA means leaf of tree in Japanese. Potters use Japanese traditional paper called WASHI for painting these leaves. They make shapes of leaves with WASHI and apply the colors. Then the potter dampens the paper and places it on the Matcha bowl. That is the reason why the shapes of the leaves are real and individually different. Their veins are painted by brush.

The pastel colored KONOHA and natural texture of the clay creates a soft and warm atmosphere which brings tranquility and peace. The contrast of modern pastel color and traditional natural texture of the clay are very unique.

The colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

Black marks on the surface are from iron powder included in the clay. These black marks appear when the pottery is baked in a kiln, and each one is unique.

The atmosphere of this bowl surrounds your Matcha green tea in a subtle softness. Enjoy the harmony of modern pastel colors and traditional natural texture of the clay with your favorite Japanese green tea.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!

Price

US$80.00

Quantity

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

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Zuikoh Tsuchitani

Zuikoh Tsuchitani was born in 1959 in Kyoto. He graduated from the university, majoring in pottery glazing. In 2013, he became the third head of Zuikoh kiln. His effort focuses on the research of the glaze, how to make kiln, forming and firing. Through his research, his goal is to make new and unique Kyo-Yaki teaware, that still holds true to tradition.

Directions

- 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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