HANA MISHIMA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Tohraku Morisato

This Matcha Bowl is beautiful and sublime by well balanced shape and graceful decoration. The name HANA MISHIMA means beautiful matcha bowl created by MISHIMA technique. HANA means flowers or great beauty in Japanese. This matcha bowl is created by a technique called MISHIMA. Before shaped clay is dried, patterns are marked by stamp stick carved with flowers or another similar design. It is one of the traditional techniques of Kyo Yaki.

Tohraku stamps each of his works by hand, one at a time, though many others are stamped by machine. And he uses only his own stamp sticks that he has personally designed and created. There are only a few artisans in Japan who make stamp sticks because it requires great care. So, his patterns are much more precise in detail and unique. Tohraku creatively uses several hundred kinds of stamp sticks. In this way, the atmosphere of his works becomes amazingly delicate and expressive.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

Because the form is extremely well balanced, it not only fits well in the hands but is also elegant. The well balanced shape is proof that Tohraku Morisato is an experienced artisan of the Matcha Bowl.

Considering the beauty of this work, along with the time and effort by the artist to stamp the patterns by hand, this Matcha Bowl is very reasonable in price. We are certain that this will add an extra touch of dignity and elegance to your heart.

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 artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)





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Tohraku Morisato

Tohraku Morisato is the third Tohraku. He was born in Kyoto in 1959. He worked and studied under the second Tohraku, and succeeded the second Tohraku in 1996. He won the award of Minister of International Trade and Industry, and many other awards.
Tohraku Morisato is well-known for creating remarkable delicate and precise ceramic art. Using time-honored techniques and unique sophisticated design, he brings out the primary features of clay. He continuously is inspired by interacting with the public at his exhibitions, receiving requests, comments, and feedback about his work.
One of his representative delicate techniques, MISHIMA receives a high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- 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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No. Author Country Rating Read Date Added
01. Monica Miller United States
1426 02/20/2021
02. Haley United States
1200 01/02/2021
03. Mark Tonkovich United States
1323 01/01/2020
04. Sarah Longo United States
4405 08/13/2012
05. Sarah Longo United States
5255 07/22/2012

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