SAKURA ni FUJI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.72inch (12.0cm), height: 3.15inch (8.0cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kohgiku Yamaoka in Kohgiku Kiln

This Matcha bowl is refined and elaborate work. Beautiful and lively SAKURA cherry blossoms, which are colored white and pink, and Mt. Fuji are carefully and boldly drawn on the surface of this bowl. All SAKURA cherry blossoms are colored in gold, which adds elegance and luxuriousness to this Matcha bowl.

This scene is a traditional symbol of springtime in Japan. Mt. Fuji is covered with snow and we understand that this is a scene of the beginning of spring. The use of golden clouds in the background makes this Matcha bowl bright and luxurious. The rim is painted in sky blue. This blue color tightens the appearance of the design. It is naturally, elegantly and gracefully painted.

The technique called GOHONDE, colorful lines of orange, is seen on the inside and outside of this bowl. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work. The refined white color of this bowl and GOHONDE colorful rings add balance and warmth to the atmosphere and emphasize the beauty of this bowl.

Compositions, painted brilliantly and delicately, create a cheerful aura of elegance and vibrant beauty. The noble and gracious painting technique is reserved for high grade Matcha bowls. The pigments used for this bowl are bright and elegant, and only used for high grade Matcha bowls. To consider these points, this is set at a very reasonable price.

Would you enjoy high quality Japanese tea and the symbolic spring scenery in Japan with this fine Matcha bowl?

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




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

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Kohgiku Yamaoka

Kohgiku Yamaoka was born in 1942. He worked under Zenjiroh Ueyama for 10 years, and then opened his own kiln in 1969. He excels at bright and vivid works. Ninsei Nonomura was an artist who developed Kyo-Yaki style in the early 17th century. He was best known for his definitive pottery wheel technique and printing on Kyo-Yaki. Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.


- 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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