KOBIKI MUBYOH (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.53inch (11.5cm) height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Seisen Kondoh in Seisen Kiln

This Matcha bowl is refined and elaborate work. Two HYOHTAN Japanese calabashes are painted on the surface of this bowl. Inside these large HYOHTAN calabashes, two smaller HYOHTAN calabashes are stamped, along with flowers like SAKURA cherry blossoms and KIKU chrysanthemums. The shape of this bowl is very unique. It reflects the shape of the HYOHTAN Japanese calabashes, creating a charming atmosphere.

MUBYOH means six pieces of HYOHTAN Japanese calabashes. It is an auspicious motif expressing a state of perfect health since MU means nothing and BYOH means illness, in Japanese. Indeed, it was traditionally used on banners by feudal warlords. Six pieces of calabashes are joyfully decorated on this Matcha bowl.

This Matcha bowl is modest with a refined white color, created by the traditional technique called KOBIKI. The bowl is coated with glaze made from white clay and referred to as SHIROGESHOH, which means to create beauty through the use of makeup, because of its graceful and beautiful atmosphere.

The patches of orange which are at the bottom of the bowl, known as GOHONDE, are created by a traditional glazing technique that creates colorful areas 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.

Inside of the bowl you can see the white HAKEME, which means brush line pattern in Japanese. In addition, inside of the KOHDAI (foot) is a spiral, which signifies quality. These designs evoke a gentle and warm atmosphere.

This bowl featuring auspicious HYOHTAN Japanese calabashes is sure to bring elegance and grace to your green moment. This Matcha bowl will also bring good fortune to you!

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




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Seisen Kondoh

Seisen Kondoh is the second Seisen. He was born in Kyoto in 1975. He became the second Seisen in 2009 after working under the first Seisen for 15 years. He excels at traditional techniques such as MISHIMA, GOHONDE, SUKASIBORI (openwork), and so on. Many of his works, having sharpness and warmth at the same time, are highly acclaimed.


- 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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