HOHJI KAKINEGIKU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

(Please note:Because this item is usually made-to-order, it may possibly take approximately 3 weeks from the time you order this item until the date it is shipped from Kyoto, Japan. Once ordered, any order change or cancellation cannot be accepted. If you order this item with other items, they will be shipped together.)

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 3.14inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Zenshoh Yamaoka at Zenshoh Kiln

RINPA is one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting, which flourished in the 17th century in Kyoto. "RIN" means the beautiful beads, and "PA" means school, so all works in RINPA are focusing on colorful and elegant expression. RINPA is also known as one of the arts which express more unique Japanese sensitivity in Japanese modern art.

We, Hibiki-an have collaborated with Zenshoh Yamaoka, who is the leading expert of paintings derived from masterpieces in the middle ages and acclaimed Kyo Yaki artisan, to release a series of Matcha bowls featuring RINPA paintings. Zenshoh Yamaoka chose KAKINEGIKU. Each painting is well decorated by his unique sense.

Hohji Tanaka (1815 - 1885) was the disciple of Houitsu Sakai (1761 - 1828) in his late years. Houitsu was part of the famous third generation of RINPA, which firmly established RINPA in the Edo period. Houitsu is well known for his realistic description of birds, grasses and flowers, which he paints in a lively and elegant style. Hohji left behind works greatly inspired by the style of his predecessor.

One of his representative works is a gold folding screen of KAKI NI AKIKUSA ZU, which means "Flowering Plants of Autumn on the Fence" in English. KAKI or KAKINE is fence, AKI means autumn, and KUSA means grass in Japanese. This work was painted on a golden folding screen. HAGI lespedeza, SUSUKI Japanese pampas grass, RINDOH gentian, KEITOU cockscomb, KIKU chrysanthemum and KUZU pueraria montana lobata were drawn on five fences.

Zenshoh Yamaoka choose KIKU chrysanthemum for this Matcha bowl. The contrast between the fence and flowers is its key feature. The fence is drawn palely and the flowers and leaves are drawn with rich color and detail. He uses two different types of Japanese paints to make this contrast. He distinguishes the plants and structures in this way.

The red color KIKU chrysanthemum is carefully bordered by gold color, which evokes luxury. KIKU chrysanthemum is well described elegantly on this Matcha bowl. The design of the Matcha bowl captures the beauty and elegance of the flowers.

The patches of orange, known as GOHONDE, are created by a traditional glazing technique that creates colorful patches of orange on the surface of the inside or outside. GOHONDE adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is quite different in each work.

We are certain that this Matcha bowl will enrich the taste of green tea which grows with natural vitality. Please enjoy green tea with these elegant and beautiful KIKU chrysanthemums.

Specially packaged in a wooden 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 paintings 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 a 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.


- 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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