ORIBE CHAWAN (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.72inch (12.0cm) height: 2.55inch (6.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Iga Yaki (Iga pottery)
Made by Manabu Atarashi at Sangen Kiln

ORIBE CHAWAN is one of the most traditional Matcha bowls, and is created with a sophisticated sensibility and various traditional techniques accumulated by the artisan, Manabu Atarashi. The asymmetrical form and its strength, along with the beauty of the glaze are focal points.

Considering the artisan's effort, techniques, and sophisticated design, this Matcha bowl is worth much more than the price, which is surprisingly reasonable.

The form is created asymmetrically on purpose. The lip and rim of this bowl are a little thicker. The sides are boldly and horizontally carved with a wave shape using a paddle, which tightens the whole impression. The hip, or lower side of this bowl, is abundant, producing stability. The base and KOHDAI are roughly and uniquely carved. In contrast to its strong impression, this Matcha bowl fits perfectly in the hands, and feels very gentle.

The vivid and beautiful glazes combine ORIBE glaze (green color), ash glaze (gray color), SHINO glaze (gray color), and TETSUE painting (check pattern, black color). They are as strong and unique as the form. ORIBE glaze is a mix of green and blue glazes, and the contrast and gradation are fascinating.

The asymmetrical, strong form and vivid, beautiful combinations of glazes are highly sophisticated and gentle. You'll lose track of time as you gaze upon this Matcha bowl.

The bold form and striking combination of glazes will take your green tea moment to the next level.

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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Manabu Atarashi

Manabu Atarashi was born in 1973. He graduated from the Faculty of Letters in KANSAI University in 1995. He started to study under his father Kanji Atarashi from 1999. He established a new ANAGAMA and also held a solo exhibition for the first time in 2002. Since 2003, he has been exhibiting all over Japan. In 2011, he established a new type of kiln and received an award at the 6th Gendaichatouten in 2013. He mainly creates his works using a wood-fired kiln. He has a high traditional skill of forming pottery and scorched surface coloring, yet he also creates modern and sophisticated works. Every year, he holds an exhibition and his works are highly acclaimed.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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