UCHIWA KINGYO (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in summer season.

diameter: 5.51inch (14cm), height: 2.17inch (5.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kohgiku Yamaoka in Kohgiku Kiln

This Matcha bowl is a flat and open style. The flat style was originally developed in order to choreograph coolness in the summer season in the Middle Ages before the advent of air conditioning. This flat style of Matcha bowl can be used not only for Matcha but is also ideal for serving traditional Japanese snacks and other foods as well. It will expand in application depending on your idea. Of course, it can be used not only in the summer season but throughout the year.

UCHIWA means a traditional Japanese fan. KINGYO means goldfish. This Matcha bowl, with two goldfish in red and black on a cool UCHIWA, is a symbol of summer in Japan. In addition, the carefully painted blue and gold waterweeds and streams of water further beautifully express the coolness of the entire Matcha bowl. These patterns, luxuriously painted inside and out, are very three-dimensional and give the impression of transparency, just like a fishbowl.

Unlike regular Matcha bowls, the patterns on the inside are extremely gorgeous, and you can appreciate their beauty while drinking Matcha. You can experience a very luxurious tea time, enjoying the taste of Matcha and the pattern inside at the same time.

The flat and open style Matcha bowl was developed to evoke the feeling of coolness in the summer season some hundreds of years ago. Upon first use, you will surprisingly feel the coolness and exhilaration.

We are certain that you will enjoy not only drinking Matcha but also serving Japanese snacks with this bowl. It will expand in application depending on your idea. Of course, it can be used not only in the summer season but throughout the year!

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





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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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