Limited

HANA ASOBI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.

diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Kohgiku Nakamura

HANA ASOBI has been one of Kohgiku Kiln's best selling items for more than 30 years. It has not been changed in painting composition, shape, and so on during these three decades. HANA of this name means flower, and ASOBI means pleasure or play.

Some flowers placed on a flower basket are painted elegantly and vibrantly. The flowers are plum, chrysanthemum, maple and so on, which are much loved in Japan. Chrysanthemum is the national flower of Japan, and plum is known as auspicious. Garnish by gold color pigment, which is not too gaudy but courtly and well balanced, brings a noble atmosphere. This Matcha Bowl can be used throughout the year.

Colorful patches of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work.

Compositions, painted vividly and delicately, create a cheerful aura of elegance and vibrant beauty. The polite painting technique is reserved for high grade Matcha Bowls. Pigments, used for this, color brightly and elegantly because the pigments are typically used for high grade Matcha Bowls. To consider these points, this is set with a very reasonable price.

Once you use this lovely bowl, your heart will certainly be filled with cheerful elegance and vibrant beauty.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!

Price

US$95.00

Quantity

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

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Kohgiku Nakamura

Kohgiku Nakamura was born in Kyoto in 1951. He opened Kohogiku Kiln at 1975. He follows in the footsteps of traditional artists such as Ninsei Nonomura and Ogata Kenzan, and his work is based on traditional Kyoto style. 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.

Directions

- 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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