AO FUJI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Jihyoue Katoh at Jihyoue Kiln

Your eyes will immediately be drawn to the attractive crystal glaze of this Matcha bowl. The blue color is brilliant and noble. The form is a little rounded and the smooth curve creates a soft and gentle atmosphere. Natural clay color appears at the base. The contrast of the light reddish brown color of the natural clay and brilliant blue color of the crystal glaze is quite exquisite.

AO means blue in Japanese and FUJI is wisteria. FUJI also signifies the pale bluish purple of the wisteria flower. The color has been quite popular for Japanese women’s clothes from the Heian era to the modern period.

This brilliant blue color crystal glaze is very beautiful. It is difficult to make the glaze colored like this brilliant blue and to create a precise crystal pattern. It requires delicate temperature management in the kiln and sensitive composition of glaze. The crystal pattern is different in each work. The color of the rim is dark and it adds an exquisite accent to this Matcha bowl.

We are so pleased that we can provide this noble Matcha bowl at a reasonable price. Each bowl has different expressions, and we at Hibiki-an sincerely hope that you will one day find your most cherished Matcha bowl, that will truly enrich your green tea moment.

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 craftsman. There are natural variations in each piece.)




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Jihyoue Katoh

Jihyoue Katoh was born in Kyoto, 1971. Jihyoue Kiln flourished in the 16th century, and his predecessor was elected as one of the greatest craftsman by Oribe Furuta (1543 to 1615, one of the most famous tea masters) in the Seto region, an area famous for its pottery. The kiln is well known for its refined and high value technique of glaze and seal engraving. Jihyoue Katoh studied seal engraving in his younger age, and graduated from technical high school of pottery and porcelain department in 1986. In 1996, he succeeded the 15th Jihyoue. He is an expert at the INKA stamping technique, and has high expression of various glazing techniques. It is said that no artisan can emulate his INKA stamping.


- 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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